Extremely slow network performance for SSR 2013 on server with SEP 12.1
I am going to post this question in the Symantec Endpoint forums as well. I created a support call today with SEP support . Following is the issue:
"We have a Dell 610 Server and Dell 515 Sever both running Windows 2012 Server with Hyper-V Enabled. Both servers are running 3-4 virtual machines with 1 virtual switch on each server. Both machines use Symantec System Recovery 2013 SP1 for Backups. When running SSR we are getting transfer speeds of 2 Mbs or less! A full backup takes days to complete. If SEP firewall is turned OFF, we see transfer speeds of 500-700 Mbs and full backups complete within 2 hours which is normal. If a large file is copied from these machines over our gigabit network we see speeds of 300-400 Mbs. If firewall is turned OFF we see transfer speed near 1000 Mbs. Basically we have to turn OFF firewall to get backups to complete properly with reasonable time."
The answer I got from support was to turn the firewall off as we don't really need it since we have a firewall at the router. i.e. a basic install not full Both of these servers are mission critical and I really want to use the SEP firewall. We are running 600 times SLOWER when SSR 2013 SP1 runs. I have tried the registry mods that might speed things up with no change. At times we are under 1 MBs with SSR running on a dedicated network. I can live with the slower file transfer speeds but the SSR issue is unacceptable. Is turning off the firewall the only solution to this issue? We are running the current SEP 12.1 4.
Thanks for any help!