In the third in this video series I wanted to show you NIC Teaming..
which is how you can provide a single network interface from multiple interface even if these are from different manufacturers. That's why in the video below I have used some Belkin USB Ethernet adapters combined with the on-board network card on my laptop.
If you want to try this yourselves you would install the hyper-V role on windows server 2012 possibly using the introduction to this series as a guide as well as the introduction to Hyper-V I published yesterday. You would then create several internal virtual switches in Hyper-V and then create a new virtual machine (VM) with several network cards in it bound to these virtual switches. There’s one property you’ll want to change in the settings for the VM so that NIC teaming works properly which is to set the network adapter in the VM to be used for NIC teaming:
The two key things to remember about NIC teaming from this are:
For further reading there’s a deployment guide you can download here
Finally if you haven’t got a TechNet subscription and want to try this yourselves you can get an Evaluation Edition of Windows Server 2012.