NIC teaming combines multiple nework connections to increase throughput and provide redundancy should a link fail. You can associate multiple adapters to a single vSphere standard switch to provide NIC teaming. The NIC team shares network traffic and provides failover.

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Browse to a host in the vSphere Web Client navigator.

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Click the Manage tab, and select Networking > Virtual Switches.

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Select the standard switch you want to add an uplink to from the list.

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Click Manage the physical network adapters.

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Click Add adapters.

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Select a network adapter from the list and select the Fail order group to assign it to from the drop-down menu.

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Click OK.

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(Optional) The selected adapter appears in the failover group list under the Assigned Adapters.

Use the up and down arrows to change the position of an adapter in the failover groups.

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Click OK.