Data Interface Pairs question

Last post 06-23-2015, 11:36 AM by JohnB352. 7 replies.
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  • Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-18-2015, 9:06 AM

    Our Media Agent has (4) 10gb NICs.  We have a NAS device that has (4) 10gb NICs.  Can I setup multiple (in this case 4) Data Interface Pairs?

  • Re: Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-19-2015, 10:15 AM

    A Data Interface Pair allows you to create an exclusive network route between two host computers. No more than one DIP should be created between two clients. If another interface is created, the clients will use only the newer defined interface pair.

    What would be your use case for configuring multiple DIPs between two clients? Are you thinking DIPs could be configured to provide a sort of NIC Teaming?

  • Re: Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-19-2015, 10:53 AM

    Walter Grande:

    A Data Interface Pair allows you to create an exclusive network route between two host computers. No more than one DIP should be created between two clients. If another interface is created, the clients will use only the newer defined interface pair.

    What would be your use case for configuring multiple DIPs between two clients? Are you thinking DIPs could be configured to provide a sort of NIC Teaming?

    Faster throughput.
    Configuring NIC teaming on the NAS isn't possible.
    From documentation on BOL it seemed that it might be possible, to have multiple DIPs.  Apparently not. 

  • Re: Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-19-2015, 11:08 AM
    • Ali is not online. Last active: 07-03-2019, 12:32 PM Ali
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    Hi John,

    Doubt it would work, give it a go if you want to test, you can monitor the traffic flow from Resource Manager to see which NIC is being used of course.  Also what type of job/iDA type are you looking to increase throughtput on?

  • Re: Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-19-2015, 11:11 AM

    Ali:

    Hi John,

    Doubt it would work, give it a go if you want to test, you can monitor the traffic flow from Resource Manager to see which NIC is being used of course.  Also what type of job/iDA type are you looking to increase throughtput on?

    It is a NAS iDA.

  • Re: Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-19-2015, 11:14 AM
    • Ali is not online. Last active: 07-03-2019, 12:32 PM Ali
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    Breaking up the content into multiple sublcients and running them concurrently may help.

  • Re: Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-19-2015, 11:34 AM

    Ali:

    Breaking up the content into multiple sublcients and running them concurrently may help.

    I think I'm going to try that.  Thanks.

  • Re: Data Interface Pairs question
    Posted: 06-23-2015, 11:36 AM

    Ali:

    Hi John,

    Doubt it would work, give it a go if you want to test, you can monitor the traffic flow from Resource Manager to see which NIC is being used of course.  Also what type of job/iDA type are you looking to increase throughtput on?

    For anyone that is interested, Dell did this and published the results.  Take a look at this PDF, on page 26.  They used 4 Data Interface Pairs.

    http://en.community.dell.com/techcenter/storage/w/wiki/4392.ndmp-backup-on-dell-equallogic-fs-series-nas-using-commvault-simpana-by-sis

     

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