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how to tell if NIC has multiqueue enabled?

ethtool -l <interface> will display the status of queues associated with an interface, if that interface's driver supports such a thing. In ethtool-land, multiqueue is indicated by "channels". ...
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10/20/40Gbps nginx large files caching webserver [20Gbps reached]

Disclaimer: The same advice applies to all services pushing more than 10Gbps. Included but not limited to load balancers, caching servers, webservers (HAProxy, Varnish, nginx, tomcat, ...) What you ...
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Converter for RJ45 port to SFP+

The regular 'copper'/RJ-45 connector pin-outs cannot provide the power needed to drive the optics to allow you to do what you want to - you'll have to use a media converter or just swap out the NIC ...
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Direct connect 10GBE with fibre

You may be better off just using a copper DAC cable. But otherwise, you probably just need a multimode fiber LC-LC cable of the appropriate length.
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Do 10GbE SFP transceivers need to match?

Simple answer: No. You don't need to match Brand or Model, 10GbE is usually not as picky as FC.
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Is it possible to have a link between a 10GbE NIC and 1GbE Switch with a SFP+ DAC?

I'd suggest a pair of Copper SFP adapters to connect things temporarily. The cable you have likely isn't compatible. The PowerConnect 2824 doesn't have SFP+ ports (only SFP).
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Unstable 10Gb copper links, Broadcom and Intel cards to Cisco 4900M switches

Please update your ESXi hosts. This is the one thing you've really missed in the troubleshooting steps. Your 5.5 installation is almost 1 year old!! As of this writing, the current version of ESXi 5....
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10GBase-T on Cat5e cabling

Take a look and see if there are any errors accruing on the switch ports or the server's NIC ports - ideally before/after an extended session sending a lot of traffic in both directions. If the ...
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Network performance with an i7 6700 Skylake

The CPU can surehyl handle 10g of traffic per port un a DECENT card (note: you say nothing about brand - brand of the network card is VERY Important here). The question is whether it can PROCESS it, ...
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Serializing pcap file into 4B chunks

You can split a file into multiple files of whatever size you like using the split command. Here is an example where I split a previously created pcap file into 4 byte chunks: /tmp/wat$ ls -l total 4 ...
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Can you mix 10gb and Infiniband for iScsi storage target

Possible? Yes. Reasonable? Maybe. Safe? Depends. Ethernet and Infiniband are not compatible - but they can both run TCP/IP, so iSCSI on top can work. The easiest solution is a multi-protocol router ...
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Very slow write speed (NVME drive) on 10G network

This answer was inspired by comment by @shodanshok, who commented (so I can't upvote his contribution -- posting an answer instead) Edit 2021/06/09 - iperf3 developers identified a possible problem; ...
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How to achieve multiple NFS/TCP connections to the same server?

Starting from linux kernel 5.3 a new mount option "nconnect=X" is available, where X specifies the number of TCP connections to the server to use.
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Default gateway config in FlexFabric 5700

Thanks for this, saved me some time. Ended up with this quick setup for basic telnet access (prior to setting up SSH, VLANs and all that responsible stuff ;-P Assign an IPv4 address to the ...
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Default gateway config in FlexFabric 5700

I couldn't find this anywhere else so if hopefully this helps somebody The command is: ip route static 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 x.x.x.x (IP of default gateway)
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10Gb ISCSI to 1Gb server port

This is only about 75% of an answer but it seems too much an answer for just a comment: Direct connection is supported by Dell for this array Every 10 GbE interface I've seen so far will auto-sense 1 ...
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Unstable 10Gb copper links, Broadcom and Intel cards to Cisco 4900M switches

Well, looks like it's Cisco bug https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch/bug/CSCug68370 and upgrading to one of the "known fixed" IOS versions (15.1(2) SG4) seems to have fixed it.
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Why would I choose Copper over SFP+ for 10GbE?

Comparing SFP+ to 10GBASE-T. Pros of SFP+ Lower latency (though unless you are in HFT or similar it's likely negligable) Lower power consumption Cheaper NICs and switches More choice of connected ...
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Direct connect 10GBE with fibre

I'd recommend using Direct-Attach Cables: this is sort of semi-active equipment that consists of a cable and two strictly attached SFP+ transievers at it's ends. I doubt plugging Sun transiever into ...
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How to connect a Juniper EX4500 to netapp X1107A

You asked specifically for the "cheapest" way and I'm going to do you one better and make it simpler. If the distance isn't too great, I'd get what's referred to as a "DAC (Direct Attached Copper)" ...
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Why the bandwidth is not ~10G?

It turn out that the problem was related to how Windows 7/8 clients manage the TCP Window scaling. By default, Windows client editions prefer relatively small TCP window, prioritizing latency vs ...
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LACP bandwidth of multiple connections from single fast link

Replace LACP to Roundrobin bonding mode (mode=0). Change Cisco port-channel mode to on. Before all remove all interfaces from this port-channel group. Why i advice you to use RR (round robin)? LACP ...
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LACP bandwidth of multiple connections from single fast link

This is dependend on the load-balancing algorithm which decides which connections should always be on the same wire. I'm not familiar with Meraki in this regard but for Cisco the default would be ...
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SFP+ to 10GbE RJ45

SFP+ is a slot designed primerally for fiber optic transciver modules. It is also possible to directly connect two SFP+ devices using a "SFP+ Direct attatch" cable. Unfortunately 10GBASE-T ...
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How did 10gbe happen without increasing the number of wires in the cable?

See this page for a brief history of Ethernet. Your question infers that you're only concerned about four-pair twisted pair cable, in which case you can search for "8P8C" to see the many different ...
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want to build a private 10 Gbps backplane

The Intel 82599 is a 2 port 10GE controller. QSFP is a 40GE connection mechanism. QSFP is a 40G connection mechanism but can operate in a mode where 4 10G lanes are broken out. Absent any other ...
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Do 10GbE SFP transceivers need to match?

Each device will need a transceiver that it's happy with, but they don't need to match at opposite ends of the link. (several manufacturers, and Cisco is one, read out the data in the module's EEPROM ...
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How to connect MD3800i (iSCSI 10 GbE) to PowerConnect 8132F (SFP+ 10 GbE)

You are conflating two terms. You do not have an "iSCSI port", you have a 10GBASE-T port and an SFP+ port. You need to know how to connect those two things. iSCSI is the Layer 7 protocol. You're ...
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ESXI, pfSense, 10gbE

The pfSense VM has quite a bit of overhead to fight with - ingress packets go through the host NIC, host vSwitch, are copied to the VM, pass the guest stack, are processed and egress packets take the ...
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How many "joins" allowed for 10GbE copper?

My guess is that "link segment" means cable between active components, not jacks. This is correct. You need a device that will terminate and retransmit (not just amplify) the ethernet frame. This is ...
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