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Old 08-04-2009, 10:34 AM   #1
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Double network speed with net bonding of 2 LAN cards


At my setup we have a 1 gig switch & server's LAN card supports 1 gig.

Currently while transferring data, max speed that i get is 35 MBS.

Its very slow compared to my requirement.

Is there a way, were in i can bond 2 network cards & double the current speed.
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Theoretically, although performance depends on a good deal more than just your network cards: file system, file system parameters, hard drives, RAID or not, protocol, etc.
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"Improve"? Maybe.

"Double"? No.

Benchmark your current performance (be sure to sample well enough to get an accurate profile of both a) I/O saturation, and b) CPU saturation), then

Add your second NIC, try "bonding", and run the same benchmarks in the new configuration.

Please post back the results!


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