Switch Embedded Teaming - Network Adapter Teaming Within Hyper-V Virtual Switch


In Windows Server Technical Preview 3, you can use Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) within a Hyper-V Virtual Switch to team up to eight physical Ethernet network adapters into one or more software-based virtual network adapters. These virtual network adapters provide fast performance and fault tolerance in the event of a network adapter failure. SET member network adapters must all be installed in the same physical Hyper-V host to be placed in a SET team.

In addition, you can use Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA)-capable network adapters within a SET team, which allows you to use both RDMA and SET teams while utilizing fewer network adapters in your servers.

The new Windows Server networking topic Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) provides instructions on how to use Windows PowerShell commands to enable Data Center Bridging (DCB), create a Hyper-V Virtual Switch with an RDMA virtual NIC (vNIC), and create a Hyper-V Virtual Switch with SET and RDMA vNICs. The topic also includes an overview of SET, and the Windows PowerShell commands you can use to create and manage a SET team.

For more information, see Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) and Switch Embedded Teaming (SET).

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