Posted on 2009-05-05
I have a network problem I have been working on and need all the help I can get. I have a GB storage network setup with 1 1.5TB HP AIO600 Storage Server (W2K3 Stoage, GB NIC connected to PCIe, 1 Dell Poweredge 2850 (W2K3 Enter, Onboard dual GB NIC, muti-homed), and 1 Dell PowerEdge 2650 (W2K3 Std, Onboard dual GB NIC multi-homed). Here is how it is suppose to work, the HP AIO is configured as an iSsci server with both Dell's as targets. The Dell's are both virtual machine hosts running Virtuozzo, the iScsi disks are than mounted to the virtual servers on the hosts. The problem is we are getting an avg of 8MBs on our GB network between the HP and the Dell's. I have tested this with NetCPS. I have tried tweaking the TCP Stack on the HP and the Dell's with no joy. I have changed the GB switch out and ran a cable directly from NIC to NIC with no joy. I will answer and questions anybody may have, your help, and suggestions are greatly appreciated.