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Hossein Aarabi is an enterprise architect who assists organizations implement and drive value from solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint.


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comment Enabling Receive Side Scaling & IPsec Task Offload v2 on a Network Adapter
@Ryan I ran the cmdlet you mentioned. It shows RSS capable false. See screenshot in the update above.
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comment Dedicating Network Adapters
I was looking for some visual configuration of the NIC, but it is clear to me now. The SQL Server has to be placed in a subset. The users placed in a primary network. Then in the WFE server, in the NIC configuration, set one NIC to the subnet ip the other NIC to the primary network ip. I assume the WFE will automatically determine which NIC to use based on the request and the IP the NIC is assigned to.
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comment Dedicating Network Adapters
Also, having enough memory, cpu, gigabit nics, BLOB Caching, using RAID 10, using 15K/SSD drives, having content DB under 200 GB, and so on... are all important. Do not get me wrong.
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comment Dedicating Network Adapters
I disagree with your statement of "I've never seen a case where you need a 2nd NIC on a front-end box." In a medium or large scale SP deployment this a must. But, I agree with your statement that "SharePoint is designed to scale out". You will get more performance benefits by scaling out than scaling up :)
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comment Dedicating Network Adapters
I understand the concept and the big picture. I am looking more for a walk-through, may be on a blog site.
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comment Dedicating Network Adapters
The second point I would like to make is that there are no performance issues :) Dedicating NICs is an addition to many other design decisions you need to make. That is I am not trying to priorities or say dedicating NICs is first in line.
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comment Dedicating Network Adapters
As you may already know the business requirements and the scale of the SP deployment (mostly the content size) is unique to an organization. I suggest you read the following MS best practices of of using dual NICs and dedicating NICs to user traffic and DB traffic. (technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc850692.aspx).
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comment Enabling Receive Side Scaling & IPsec Task Offload v2 on a Network Adapter
This was my guess and it looks like a promising solution. I will give it a try and let you know.