So we have a Isilon Storage Cluster, and both Windows and Mac Clients connecting to it. Windows (for obvious reasons) connects and performs extremely well using SMB.
OSX on the other hand, does not. Windows we see about 125MBps (essentially capping our gigabit Ethernet connections) to the storage nodes; however on Mac, we barely see 50MBps. Decent, but its frustrating to know its windows counterparts perform so much faster.
Any tips, changes, anything, to make the OSX clients faster? I've tried googling stuff and its mostly people from 2004-2005; 6 year old posts loose a lot of relevancy between OS updates and network infrastructure changes (Gigabit; namely.)
Other Options we've tried.
OSX mounting NFS -- Unfortunately finder doesn't have a "refresh" functionality, and NFS doesn't tell Finder when a file has been moved or renamed; this cases huge problems for our multi-user environment. (would love to find an answer for this; if someone knows one) NFS performance is great; however the above issue really prevents us from using it successfully.
Isilon doesn't allow AFP mounting. So thats out...