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BackupExec 2012 and NIC Jumbo Frames Configuration

Created: 04 Jan 2013 • Updated: 14 Jan 2013 | 2 comments
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Hello, has anyone experimented with configuring Jumbo Frames on server NIC's and if that works with BE 2012?  I looked through the BE Admin Guide but information was limited to IP v4 and IP v6 protocols but gave no detail on other options that could be configured to improve performance across the network by tuning the NIC's. 

Any insiight you can provide would be appreciated. 

Thank you in advance for you time and response.

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Gurvinder Rait's picture

http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH170036 - This article should also stand true for BE 2012. But at the same time this would be network related. If your network supports it and works w/o glitches I think it should be ok to keep in enabled

CraigV's picture

Hi,

I've used jumbo frames on a ProLiant DL385 G2 and DL165 G5 when backing up to an Iomega NAS (ix4-200r). It works really well, but your network needs to support it too otherwise you will get no benefits from it.

It does speed things up, but your server can expect a performance hit. In the case of the DL165 G5 which had 4GB RAM, it tanked badly during every single backup. Speeds were up about 200MB/min, but the server became unmanageable.

Just do some reading on jumbo frames for your NIC and NAS, if used, and you then need to play around with the settings till you get the throughput you require.

Thanks!

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