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How do I increase the ring parameters for a NIC on a Linux server

I used the ethtool utility to increase the rx and tx values for the NIC on one of our servers. I ran the following command: ethtool -g eth0 Ring parameters for eth0: Pre-set maximums: RX: ...
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Any benefit and/or risk in enabling Jumbo Frames for the DAG replication network?

Exchange 2013 DAG, two nodes, a dedicated GBE network interface on each server for replication traffic, connected to a GBE switch, using a dedicated VLAN. Is there any benefit to Exchange replication ...
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Connect access switches to router or core switch

My workplace consists of 4 access unmanaged network switches from three different computer rooms connected to a router. The router contains three 100mbps ethernet ports and one Gigabit (GigE) port. ...
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Is it possible to tell whether I am connecting to fast or gigabit ethernet with CAT5e cable?

My NIC supports gigabit ethernet: $ ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Supported ports: [ MII ] Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full ...
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Gigabit uplink versus regular switch port

I have a 10/100/1000 24-port + 2 mini-GBIC ports switch which I have to link to other switches. Unfortunately, on the other switch all the mini-GBIC slots are taken up, so all I can do is link them ...
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Ethernet switch signal quality

Is there a (significant) signal quality difference between ethernet switches? n other words: A 1000base-t, do some switches allow longer cable runs than other switches?
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Broadcast stop via loopback kills bandwidth

Why does creating a broadcast storm by directly connecting two ports on a switch cause the bandwidth to all the other ports to cease?
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Viability of Mac OS X 10.9 Time Machine Server in office environment

Currently we have about 20 Mac OS 10.9 MacBook Pros (almost all with SSDs) backing up to individual USB drives. I'd like to consolidate these to one drobo thunderbolt drive array attached to a Mac ...
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Ethernet port not detected

I just added additional 1gb port to my existing 4gbs on my server. All 4 are placed on a NET CARD PCIE 1GB E1G44HTBLK 904223 INTEL and the additional one is connected to motherboard(S5520SC) ...
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Maximum throughput on switch with different link speeds

While doing some benchmarking on a network app I discovered strange behavior that involves 100MBit and 1GBit ethernet clients connected through a switch (at-gs900/8e). I have one server (Gbit) and ...
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TIA 568A vs. B Wiring for Long Ethernet Run

I have a long Ethernet run (about 280 ft/85 m) that goes through a conduit between two buildings. On each end, I have an APC Ethernet surge protector that is grounded to the main ground for each ...
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bonding - balance-tlb and a mysterious ethernet packet with lots of 00:00:00

Whilst attempting to get bonding working with mode=5 (balance-tlb) it seems that the driver sends an ethernet packet with length 0x0060 and the data, payload is all zeros. I can't work out where this ...
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ethernet cable is connected but It shows unplugged [closed]

I told datacenter too connect two of my servers with a crossover cable to each other. But when I try this command ethtool eth0 Settings for eth0: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported ...
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How do I calculate the ethernet NIC-to-NIC time to send a MTU packet (1500 bytes)? (OS-excluded) [closed]

I understand it will depend on the speed of the ethernet 10 Mbit to 100 Gbit. Given an ethernet speed, how do I calculate the time spend in the wire from NIC-to-NIC? I am assuming here that the ...
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What am I misunderstanding about calculating MTU?

Okay, I just finished resolving a jumbo frames issue between a few Xserves, a Netgear GSM7224, and a Drobo B800i. It turned out that the Xserves (Mac OS X 10.6.8 Server) and the Drobo B800i accept the ...
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What could cause two devices to refuse to link?

This is a curious case where all the devices at hand will link with one another, except for two that just won't detect one another. One device is a single board computer (SBC) with a gigabit nic, the ...
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886 views

What is theoretical maximum of TCP traffic over GigaEthernet?

What is theoretical maximum of TCP traffic over GigaEthernet ?
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Ethernet switch capacity question

We're looking at hooking up 48 small embedded systems with 10/100 Ethernet ports to an Ethernet switch and then have that switch talk to a server upstream via a faster connection. I have a couple of ...
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What percentage of its capacity should I aim to run a network at?

First of all, apologies if this is the wrong StackExchange site for this question - it's about Ethernet network capacities, but not specifically about servers etc. I am designing a network for a data ...
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How to maximise performance in computers connected into LAN via Gigabit ethernet router?

Our group is setting up a server (which might just be a NAS, but we're not sure yet), which shares files, so that it connects to all other computers in the room (about 10 of them). I am thinking just ...
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Link mode on unmanaged gigabit switches

I have two RJ45 sockets connected by an inaccessible unknown-category twisted pair cable. I plug two unmanaged gigabit switches into the sockets using Cat6 cables, and they negotiate a 100Mbps link. I ...
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4answers
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High speed network configuration

Sorry if this seems to be a stupid question, I'm not sure how to specify what I want to know when checking google. I will have 2 or 3 devices pumping out data on a 100Base-T port. The combined data ...
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How does Brocade (Foundry) FastIron CX compare to Cisco 3750 stackable switches?

We're considering Brocade's CX series vs. Cisco's 3750 at both core and distribution layers for a new site with gig to desktop, without POE. If you have any hands-on experience with FastIron CX ...
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GigE ethernet switch backplane bandwidth

While looking for a 16- or 24-port gigabit ethernet switch with at least 6 VLANs and port mirroring (packet duplication to a monitoring port), I came up with three candidates (there are more): Cisco ...
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Switch Fabric Optimization

How does an ethernet switch work on a port-by-port basis? Specifications are given for the speed of the switch "fabric", but is that universal bandwidth through a central processor or are there ...
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information about ethernet cards

I have few question and I don't find right answers. What's the maximum speed of an Ethernet cable (not a phone cable! the one that has 8 threads) About the Gigabit Ethernet Network Card: Is it just ...
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Why does 1GBit card have output limited to 80 MiB?

I'm trying to utilize maximal bandwidth provided by my 1GiB network card, but it's always limited to 80MiB (real megabytes). What can be the reason? Card description (lshw output): description: ...
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Which tool should I trust, mii-tool and ethtool don't show me the same values

Our hosting company provides all the switching infrastructure for our servers. The private network, connected to eth2 should be GbE. Recently I've been suspecting that something is misconfigured as ...