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Re: iSCSI Data fragmented on 1Gb Ethernet

Charlie Russel - MVP
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This is really something for HP to address - it's their software and their
hardware and their drivers. I'd try posting a question on their support
forum, or contacting your support person directly. Personally, I'd bet on an
ethernet driver, but that's just a random WAG.


"EDUAdmin" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> We tested a new backup solution in our 10/100 sandbox. After 3 weeks of
> successful testing we moved onto a production 10/100 VLAN for further
> testing
> while our 1GbE VLAN was coming on line. Tests on the production 10/100
> were also successful. Once we moved to the production 1GbE VLAN the
> connectivity to the virtual tape drives became intermittent. Virtual tape
> drives would drop and reconnect randomly. Moving back to the 10/100
> production VLAN, all iSCSI connections to the virtual tape drives is
> consistent and fully managable. Connecting Point-to-Point between the
> backup
> server and VLS is 1Gb and results in full connectivity and managability
> with
> no interruptions. This system is designed to be optimal over our 1GbE
> network.
> Any ideas why the connections become intermittent and drop randomly when
> connected to the production 1GbE network switch. The 1GbE network and all
> network connections have been tested, no errors or issues.
> Specs: Server - HP DL 385 AMD 2.6GHz, 4 GB RAM, Dual port HP NC7782 NIC
> OS - MS Windows Server 2003 SP1
> Backup Software - HP Data Protector 6.0
> VLS - HP Storage Works VLS 1000i, ver.2.60.226, Dual port
> Gigabit
> Netwowrk Switch - Enterasys 6G302-06, firmware ver. 05.08.18
> Any Ideas would help.
> --
> EDUAdmin

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