NIC Teaming Support Boundary -- Active Directory Domain Controllers

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I am looking for some support documentation related to NIC Teaming and Active Directory Domain Controllers. In the old days pre 2012 I know this was a hard NO. Is this still the case? If NIC teaming is supported, what is the preferred Teaming mode?


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As far as I know still not recommended for domain controllers. If a domain controller is approaching the limit of a single NIC then that's a pretty good indication of general overload and the need for additional domain controllers.


As to supportability; when an issue arises and call is made, you'll likely need to disable the team as first step in the debugging process.





Hello, I fully agree with Dave, it is still a big no. If you need additional resilience, install more Domain Controllers. Virtualizing them helps too.