BROADCOM NETXTREME II OFFLOAD ISCSI DRIVER

Most of the machines we use are HP Proliant models of one flavor or another. In the below performance graphs it is clear to see that as soon as the switch from software initiator with jumbo frames to hardware initiator without jumbo frames is made, the difference is clear! Whilst the information provided is correct to the best of my knowledge, I am not reponsible for any issues that may arise using this information, and you do so at your own risk. Assuming your NIC supports it, of course. When traffic is light, the adapter driver interrupts the host for each received packet, minimizing latency. With the release of ESXi 4.

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E2 Presumably, eth5 already has an IP address assigned to it we are hoping to use it for iSCSI communications, after all, and that gets tough if we have no IP configured.

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Darren DeHaven 1 1. Additionally SAN HQ that iscdi with Dell EqualLogic provides additional confirmation and insight at the storage system level in regards to changes in perfomance. If you then inspect one of the newly discovered nodes, you should see the transport displayed thus:. Netxtgeme am using open-iscsi initiator and using bnx2i broadcom offload driver However, there are many related drivers – bnx2, bnx2x and cnic drivers available.

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It is really starting to get frustrating for me. Thanks in advance, Lemmy. When traffic is heavy, the adapter issues one host interrupt for multiple, back-to-back incoming packets, preserving host CPU cycles.

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Sign up or log in Sign up using Google. In this case bnx2i module is used instead of tcp. In the below performance graphs it is clear to see that as soon as the switch from software initiator with jumbo frames to hardware oflfoad without jumbo frames is made, the difference is clear!

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You must netxtfeme logged in to post a comment. Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 2 also provides information about the status of the network link and activity see Vital Sign. They make a good choice, as they have good performance, and are significantly cheaper than a full hardware iSCSI initiator like a QLogic C.

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The adapter driver intelligently adjusts host interrupt frequency based on traffic conditions to increase overall application throughput. Post as a guest Name. Posted in Red Hat Linux. You have to “bind” the vmhba and the vmnic ports. The transceiver is fully compatible with the IEEE Designed and Hosted by Andy Barnes. Now, to use that specific interface to query my NAS, I simply specify the iface name on the iscsiadm commandline:. Several virtual machines were running on the iSCSI storage and the results were monitored.

Can someone elaborate on the data flow and dependency when using initiator and bnx2i?

I have several of them, and they are both cheap and efficient. Well, Helvick’s answer is right. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. As always before performing anything; check, double check, test and always ensure you have a backup. Assuming your NIC supports it, of course. When traffic is light, the adapter driver offloav the host for each received packet, minimizing latency. Server Fault works best with JavaScript enabled.