Enhancing performance on Server

Craig White craigwhite at azapple.com
Wed Jan 26 07:07:36 UTC 2005

On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 00:41 -0600, Dale Sykora wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Wed, 2005-01-26 at 05:59 +0000, James Marcinek wrote:
> > 
> >>
> >>I'm wondering if the bottleneck is in the network card. The whole network is
> >>100BaseT. I haven't used a lot of network tools (mainly netstat) so I'd be
> >>interested to hear of some good ones. Also if there are any suggestions based
> >>off of past experiences.
> >>
> >>I do have one thing that I am considering but don't know if it's practical (or
> >>feasible) and that is putting another network card onto the network. Now I've
> >>never done this but heard that the cards could be bound, or one card accepting
> >>packets and one would be for sending. I'd be extremely interested in hearing if
> >>it's possible and how it can be done. I'd also like to hear of any pros and cons
> >>to this or any other suggestions.
> > 
> > ---
> > Indeed - makes total sense - buy 2 server grade intel cards and yank out
> > (or turn off in bios if motherboard) and do bonding to 1 ip address.
> > Make sure you use high quality cables and hopefully this is a switch you
> > are using to get full duplex and it would have to really help.
> > 
> > Craig
> > 
> Another option might be to add a 1Gb card in the server and get a switch 
> with Gb uplink.  This is a popular solution on the k12ltsp list 
> (although their bandwidth problems are due to X traffic rather than 
> samba).  amer.com sells a 24 port switch with 2x1Gb links for <$300
> http://www.amer.com/catalogue/asr24g2.html
makes even more sense to me - even a bonded pair of 1Gb cards


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