Jumbo Frames

Hello,

I have a HP 4204vi switch.  I'm looking to use a SAN of off it on a VLAN.  However, the switch does not support jumbo frames.  Will I see major performance issues if I don't have that feature?
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mmichaAsked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It's generally recommended by your SAN vendor, to enable jumbo frames, but performance can vary, between network equipment and SAN.

You are only likely to notice, when you are stating to push the connection, using iSCSI
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Gajendra RathodConnect With a Mentor Sr. System AdministratorCommented:
9K bytes in Jumbo frames are 6 times higher then standard 1500 MTU. Less frames on network means less overhead and better performance  .
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surbabu140977Connect With a Mentor Commented:
Performance difference is less than 1% with or without jumbo. Not really worth the effort. But troubleshooting every now and then tech support asks for it. God knows why.
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