Cisco 7500 performance query
Posted on 2001-07-20
I'm doing some performance testing with a Cisco 7500 and an Accelar 8600 with some very disappointing results.
I have a Smartbits 2000 data generator connected to the Ethernet ports on both devices and they are in turn connected via a STM-1 POS link (155 Mbps).
Transmitting traffic from SMB-Accelar-Cisco-SMB isn't too bad, however, when I try the reverse, SMB-Cisco-Accelar-SMB, if I try and send any more than a burst of a few hundred packets they can take up to a few minutes before all packets are received by the accelar and the Cisco IOS seems to hang while it's processing the traffic.
Could there be some misconfiguration on the Cisco machine or is the performance really this bad?
I know the 7500 is a router but I'm trying to use it as a bridge/switch to just forward the packets out all port members of the default vlan.
Any ideas or previous experience with this appreciated.