Unable to Team NICs in 2016 nano RRS feed

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  • Any reason why i wouldnt get the new-netlbfoteam command in powershell for a GA server 2016 nano build, as i dont have the command available i cannot team any NICs and when i try from server manager the 'status' of the host is 'unmanageable' and so i cannot configure there either
    Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:44 PM

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  • Thursday, October 27, 2016 4:59 PM
  • thats TP5! i am running GA


    Friday, October 28, 2016 8:08 AM
  • From Technet directly, applies to RTM \ GA release.

    • NIC Teaming (specifically, load balancing and failover, or LBFO) is not supported. Switch-embedded teaming (SET) is supported instead.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016 12:08 AM
  • Official documentation about NIC Teaming in Server 2016:


    From the guide:

    "There are two versions of NIC teaming in Windows Server 2016:

    1. The stand-alone NIC Teaming solution, i.e., the NIC Teaming solution that was available in Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2, is available in Windows Server 2016 in ServerCore and full Server versions.
    2. A new teaming solution integrated with the Hyper-V switch and known as Switch-Embedded Teaming (SET), is available in all SKUs of Windows Server 2016 including Nano"

    Server 2016 Nano is evidently not mentioned in point 1, the feature is only supported on Core and Full Server edition.

    Nano is only mentioned in point 2 that discusses Switch Embedded Teaming.

    Sunday, November 20, 2016 7:18 PM