01-24-2014 10:13 AM
In my network we have only HP A5500 EI, with Cat6 cabling and Lenovo laptops with Gigabit interfaces.
Doing some tests, I saw a weird thing (for me).
On side-to-side laptops, in the same LAN segment (same switch), using iperf to test LAN throughput, I can only reach 170 Mbps in avg.
Doing the same test toward a Server in different LAN segment (goes to another sw via fiber trunk), I can reach 240Mbps in avg.
I have around 60 IPs sharing throughput (48 interfaces + wireless users) per segment.
Question, this is a normal behavior or I'm experiencing a low throughput?
Users don't experience slowness in their day-to-day work (email, file server access, ERP, VoIP), but since my network have everything to run at 1Gbps (I know I'll never get that), I was expecting more than 170 - 240 Mbps.
What can I do to improve this?
01-26-2014 11:11 AM
What about real world tests. Did you try some FTP transfers?
Did you use something else: http://software.internet2.edu/pS-Performance_Toolk