Hyper-V: Virtual Switch with Port Aggregate – Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)


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.

Below is the difference between Windows and Hyper-V Teaming.
Switch Embedded Teaming (SET)

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:


Network adapter list


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

New vswitch SET



We see that the virtual switch is available in Hyper-V and also visible in network cards.


Microsoft documentation :

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