In the previous parts we’ve configured our network infrastructure with DCB and set QoS policies to ensure traffic bandwidth. But there is more! In this part I’m going to shown known and unknown tips and tricks that optimizes your network infrastructure.
As shown in the previous part, Data-center Bridging (DCB) has these CoS values (0-7) and based on that the network stack will prioritize traffic and when it becomes too much even pause a specific flow. I also told you that every node in the network in an active DCB node and needs to have DCB […]
In this multi-part blog series I’m going to try to clear some fog around the networking parts needed in Windows Server 2016, especially when using Storage Spaces (Direct). I’ll be touching multiple areas, things that were new to me (I’m not a network guy) such as DCB and and PFC, but also recommendations on the […]
When configuring DCB on Windows Server 2016, you can create policies to tag specific traffic with a specific priority to let DCB handle the right QoS. For more info how this works, please see this blog series: https://www.darrylvanderpeijl.com/windows-server-2016-networking-rdma-dcb-pfc-ets-etc/ When you have multiple types of traffic that you want to separate into DCB priorities, e.g. Storage and […]