Learn how to configure your Linux distribution to use Jumbo frames within the vRack.
Jumbo frames are Ethernet frames with more than 1500 bytes of payload. They can carry up to 9000 bytes of payload. Using them minimizes routing processing time. In the case of vRack, this will optimize traffic on it.
- This feature might be unavailable or limited on servers of the Eco product line.
- MTU size must be the same on all hosts in the same subnet.
Step 1: Checking MTU
ip link show | grep mtu
Step 2: Setting new MTU size and test command
ip link set <interface name> mtu 9000
Step 3: Making changes permanent
Edit the file
/etc/network/interface and add the following lines to it:
For a DHCP-managed interface
Auto <interface name> Iface <interface name> inet dhcp Pre-up /sbin/ip link set dev <interface name> up mtu 9000</p>
For a fixed IP interface
Auto <interface name> Iface <interface name> inet static mtu 9000