Slow Access from XP to Windows 2008 File Server
Posted on 2008-11-02
We just set up a new host server running Windows 2008 and Hyper-V (main release). On that server we built up a Windows 2008, server Core running the File Server Roll. This is the only guest OS on the Hyper-V server at this time. There are 4 nic's on the server. 2 are team and go to the iSCSI enclosure. One is dedicated to the Host OS and one is dedicate to the Guest OS.
The networking infrastructure is 1GB Cisco switches. VLAN's are in place. We have reviewed on the duplex settings and everything is set to autonegiate.
We are having performance issues wtih the File server. We have been using a 800mb OST file to test transfer speeds. When connecting from a Windows Vista computer, the upload speed is about 35 seconds. When connecting from a Windows XP computer, the upload speed is anywhere from 2 -3.5 minutes.
We also tested uploading the file to the Guest File Server (from the XP computer) and uploading the file to the host File server. I did this while running wireshark and noticed that it seemed the upload to the Guest was sending the file in 4292K increments whereas the upload to the Host server was sending in ~16000K increments.
It seems like there is a negotiation problem with SMB. Has anyone had an experience with this?