I am in the process of creating LAG's for servers on our network. For testing purposes I am currently only using two servers before I continue further.
Shown below is how I have it setup, and everything seems to be fine, but I can't seem to utilize the connections. It shows that we now have 2 Gbps link speed on each server so the switch is working.
I have sent several 3 Gig files between the servers (about 30 seconds between each), and they seem to top out at about 50% Network in the Task manager. Same thing happens when sending a single 1 Gig file.
If I send two files at the same time in different directions, then it will slightly raise above %50.
My main question is, is there a better way to set this up?
Am I just not testing it the correct way and is there a better way to see my utilization outside of the task manager?
Thank you for the help.
- Server 2008 x64
- Two Intel PRO/1000 MT Network Cards
- Network Adapter Driver is installed
- Static Link Aggregation
- Server 2008 x64 R2
- Two Broadcom NetXtreme II Network Cards
- Broadcom Advanced Control Suite 4
- FEC/GEC Generic Trunking (Static LAG)
- Power Connect 2824
- LAG components are set