Severe Reliability & Performance Problems with a PE4600

David Hubbard dhubbard at
Tue May 18 12:20:02 CDT 2004

From: Mark Watts [mailto:m.watts at] 
> We've got a couple of Dell PowerConnect 5212 series 
> 10/100/1000 switches and they seem to be performing
> as well as the 10/100/1000 blade in our Cisco 
> 4507r switch...
> As an aside, does anyone know whether the Broadcom cards in a 
> 1750 are 64bit or not?
> I have another server (not dell) with the same cards (5704) 
> and transferring data between them using the Cisco
> (everything at 1000/FD) I'm only seeing 30MB/sec
> (~240mbit) which is a bit pants really for GigE...
> (Second server is a Dual Opteron 248)

Double check your cabling.  I've seen a bad RJ45 termination
cause a server to seemingly max out at a few hundred mbit/sec
and swapping the cable immediately solved it.


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