I'm planning a small Gigabit Ethernet network comprising two 3550-12T switches, four NFS servers with Intel Pro/1000 T server adapters, and 16 NFS clients with the same adapters. Ideally, the clients and servers should use "jumbo" frames to communicate for read and write requests, as that would reduce server load considerably. For NFS, jumbo frames should be 9+ KBytes, so the request can include 8 KBytes of data plus headers.
Does the 3550-12T support jumbo frames? If so, what is the maximum MTU it supports? Does it support them for Gigabit Ethernet? Does it support them for Fast Ethernet? We've seen potentially conflicting information on this subject.
The Intel adapters claim to support frames that are large enough for our needs, but will they interoperate properly with the 3550-12T using jumbo frames?
Does the 3550-12T's GigaStack feature handle jumbo frames?
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