I'm running several Dell R710's, each of which is outfitted with 4 x Broadcom BCM5709C nics.
Two of these R710's are running Hyper-V and a third is running SQL Server 2008, each running Windows Server 2008 R2. The fourth is running Windows Storage Server 2008.
I've set up teamed nics on the Storage Server and so far it's running flawlessly.
I've tried setting it up on the servers running Hyper-V to test but it's difficult once you have Hyper-V up and running as once interfaces are assigned to Hyper-V they're not available for teaming. I've yet to figure this one out.
My question is what would be the best use of these nics? This is a single domain network. As far as I can see teaming would be ideal for fault tollerance (hardware level) and performance sake. I've read other viewpoints that suggest teaming is not all it's cracked up to be. Also, Microsoft apparently does not officially support teaming and Hyper-V has it's own issues with it as well, although disabling LSO seems to be an option in the event of performance issues.
Anybody? Best use of nics?