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How to Prepare An EXOS Switch Optimally For iSCSI Traffic

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TitleHow to Prepare An EXOS Switch Optimally For iSCSI Traffic
Objective
To prepare an EXOS switch optimally for iSCSI
Environment
  • EXOS All
  • Summit All
Procedure
  1. -Enable Rx/Tx Flow Control 
    • enable flow-control rx-pause ports <PORT_LIST>
    • enable flow-control tx-pause ports <PORT_LIST>​
  2. Enable Jumbo Frames 
    • enable jumbo-frame ports <PORT_LIST>
  3. Disable DOS Protect (disabled by default in EXOS)
    • disable dos-protect
  4. Further increasing the speed (especially when jumbo-frames are used) is enabling cut-through switching. As long as the port speed is equal packets will be switch in cut-through mode instead of store-and-forward which is the default.
    • ​​configure forwarding switching-mode cut-through
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