Could someone direct me to the documentation for the proper way to enable jumbo frame support on UCS? I'm trying to troubleshoot a problem and have configured MTU of 9000 from ESX running on a blade to an NFS server off a Nexus 5k. I have good documentation for configuring jumbo frame support on the Nexus 5k and on ESX but nothing really specific for UCS.
For Nexus 5k:
policy-map type network-qos jumbo
class type network-qos class-default
service-policy type network-qos jumbo
esxcfg-vswitch -m 9000 vSwitch0
esxcfg-vswitch -v 31 -p IP_Storage vSwitch0
What network adapter are you using? M81KR or the M71KR's or any other?
The MTU is set on a per CoS basis in UCS. If you do not have any QoS policy defined for the vNIC that is going to the vSwitch, then the traffic is going to Best-Effort Class. All you need to do to enable jumbo frames is to enter the MTU to be 9000 in the MTU pulldown for whatever class the traffic is going to.
Its also given in the user guide -
MTU drop-down list
The maximum transmission unit for the channel. This can be:
An integer between 1500 and 9216. This value corresponds to the maximum packet size.
fc—A predefined packet size of 2240.
normal—A predefined packet size of 1500.
This field is always set to fc for Fibre Channel.