In this tutorial, we’re going to have how to create a Switch Embedded Teaming virtual switch. Since Windows 2016, it is possible to directly create a virtual switch with a network card teaming.
On Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012R2, you first had to create a NIC teaming using the server manager and then create an external virtual switch by selecting the aggregate.
Virtual switch with port aggregate
This type of virtual switch supports up to 8 network cards.
On the Hyper-V host open a command prompt and enter the following command to display network adapters:
In the example, I will use NIC1 and NIC2
Enter the following command to create the virtual switch
New-VMSwitch -Name VMSet -NetAdapterName "NIC1","NIC2" -EnableEmbeddedTeaming $true
If you want to allow management by this virtual switch, you must add the -AllowManagementOS $ true parameter when creating.
If several cards are shown the true $ -EnableEmbeddedTeaming parameter is not mandatory
It is possible to pass the -EnableEmbeddedTeaming $ true parameter with a single network card and later add cards to the team.
We see that the virtual switch is available in Hyper-V and also visible in network cards.
Microsoft documentation :