We use a couple of Dell PowerConnect 6224 switches in our storage network, however when they were first deployed we ran into an issue with the stacking modules. Basically when you brought up the switches they would both see themselves as master, and would not “stack” correctly. Turns out the solution was rather easy but [...]
In my previous post we went over the basics of configuring a network interface in Solaris 11, without using the Network Auto Magic (NWAM) which is enabled by default. In this article we will go over some of the more advanced features which can be leveraged including VLANs, aggregation groups, and jumbo frames. Configure VLAN [...]
When using a Core version of Hyper-V 2008 R2, be it Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Core, you are doing a good thing to conserve resources and minimize the attack footprint of your virtualization hosts. However this comes at a price. One of the most obvious misses in this matter is the enabling of Jumbo Frames on the Virtual Switch Interface. This enables your guests to reach out to storage directly using jumbo frames (mtu size of greater than 1500 bytes – however in this article we will be working specifically with 9000 bytes).