teaming NICs

teaming NICs

Two or more specialized network adapters (NICs) that are set up as a "team" for fault tolerance or load balancing. When configured for fault tolerance, the backup NIC takes over if there is any problem with the first one, which could also be a cable failure or port failure at the other end. For load balancing, teaming NICs enable the workload to be distributed among all adapters. See network adapter.
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