Network Performance Testing...
Posted on 2004-03-30
HP ML370 Server (1000Mbps NIC, 3.06MHz Xeon Processor)
HP ProCurve 2650 (Switch With 2 GBps Interfaces and 48 100Mbps)
HP Evo D330 on a 100Mbps slot (CPU 2.8 multitrading PIV)
Transfering a 500MB file from Server to Evo
Switch Stats show the transfer only takes 40% af the cap. of the 100Mbps port and a 1% load on the 1000Mbps port.
So I thought the server or the warkstations is being overloaded. Server CPU 2%, Server 1Gbps NIC 4%. RAID 5 HDD load: 4%
OK so not the server. Only one left: WKS. Evo CPU load= 4%, NIC interface load 40%.
This behaviour is not normal is it, The switch schould report or allow port loads up to 99% no?
What should I look for in pinpointing the bottleneck?