I have a customer with Server 2008 in a VM, and maybe 15 Windows 7 clients. They are experiencing slowness when using an ERP system whose data resides on the server. The database in question is a load of shared files, as opposed to on a database server.
The network is gigabit throughout. I am told that the cabling is CAT5e or CAT6, there is some chance it may not be.
The switch is a 3Com 4200G, which is a managed device.
Initially I have used a tool called PathTest to examine raw LAN throughput. It's similar to iperf.
I ran a test between server and workstation, for 10 seconds, bidirectional. The results are:
Firstly from client to server I'm seeing what strikes me as a low-ish Mbps number, and what strikes me as a very low number from server to client. The numbers are consistent over the 10 or so times I ran the test.
Am I right in thinking they're low and if they are, where do I start looking ?