SET is a NIC teaming solution that you can use in environments that include Hyper-V and the Software Defined Networking (SDN) stack in Windows Server operating system and Azure Stack HCI operating system. It enables grouping several physical network adapters (from one to eight) into one or more virtual network adapters in a Hyper-V environment. These virtual network adapters provide fast performance and fault tolerance in the event of a network adapter failure. The main advantage of SET compared to NIC teaming, either of which can be enabled in the operating system, is the RDMA convergence and the RDMA virtualization for host. In this way, storage traffic with SMB Direct can be converged with other traffic. SET reduces the need for more physical NICs by doing the same job with less administrative overhead and network complexity.