The IP Manager discovers and monitors network interface card (NIC) teaming between hosts and switches. NIC teaming is the grouping of two or more physical NICs into a single logical NIC, for the purpose of achieving network fault tolerance or network traffic load balancing or both. NIC teaming is described in “Discovery of NIC teaming” on page 166.


Setting up NIC teaming is device and vendor specific. Vendor specific documentation on how to set it up in a customer environment with different vendors is not provided in the manuals. For any device or vendor specific setup information, it is recommended to refer to the relevant vendor specific documentation.