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Feature #473

Enabling Jumbo Frames on FreeNAS

Added by Daniel Curtis over 5 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
Network Attached Storage
Target version:
Start date:
11/12/2014
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
0.50 h
Spent time:

Description

Jumbo Frames are packet with a bigger payload than the standard 1500 bytes. You may know this as the MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit). The advantage of Jumbo Frames is, that your hardware and software on every device that the packets go through have to do less work to process the same amount of data because it’s split into fewer packets. That goes for your sending, receiving and all routing devices.

Enabling Jumbo Frames on FreeNAS is pretty easy. It’s just one option of your network interface.

  • To enable, just log into the GUI and go to Network -> Interfaces. Choose your network device and add mtu 9000 to the Options; This will set the frame size to 9000 Bytes. After saving, the option will be shown in the list of network devices
  • To the setting to take effect, you have to Reboot FreeNAS.

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#1 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

#2 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

#3 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 5 years ago

  • Target version set to 5

#4 Updated by Daniel Curtis over 5 years ago

  • Category set to Network Attached Storage
  • Target version changed from 5 to FreeNAS 9.x

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