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  1. 3 months ago
    Wed Aug 22 13:52:02 2018
    A aaron posted in Multicast Problems.

    Now Testing Multicast and speed is 1.57mb per minute.

    - Same Switches and Devices/ Cabling as Crucible.

    --Blocksize is set higher than 700, it's set to 1456 though same as Crucible.

    Unsure why system of higher spec performs worse, never been able to make jump to CD on various hardware I've tested.

    PC/Server only has a single NIC but Crucible was same.

  2. Wed Aug 22 09:35:47 2018
    A aaron posted in Multicast Problems.

    I've had switch ports uprated to 1000TX full duplex

    Changed CrucibleWDS to 1GB fullduplex and saw an instant Unicast speed upgrade to 2 GB/PM (nicast speed 2/3 faster) - Multicast untested. but this system works fine anyway.

    Will try same for CloneDeploy with the above 700 blocksize but change NIC to 1GB to match and see how it fairs.

  3. Wed Aug 22 08:12:15 2018
    A aaron posted in Multicast Problems.


    I have made changes and testing UNICAST (as need to amend an image) and speed has dropped from about 6-8GB to 455mb per minute.

    100mb @ NIC and Blocksize 700 (Multicast settings).

  4. Tue Aug 21 19:16:44 2018
    A aaron posted in Multicast Problems.

    Also - When testing 1 Device Multicast it didn't suffer issue and got mega speeds but potentially it just acts as a Unicast when doing a Single Device Group?

  5. Tue Aug 21 19:11:46 2018
    A aaron posted in Multicast Problems.

    NIC has been hard set to 1GB and 100MB full duplex before in testing and I know on 1 occasion imaging worked but I had left site for lunch so missed it.

    So 1 setting made it work in realistic time scales but I cant say what it was or how fast (I tried all sorts)

    So next steps I will try what you suggested above.

    100MB full duplex @ NIC Level
    Blocksize 700
    - no other changes

    will test tomorrow and report back, thank you.

  6. Tue Aug 21 18:53:09 2018
    A aaron posted in Multicast Problems.

    CrucibleWDS running Windows 7
    CloneDeploy running Server 2016

  7. Tue Aug 21 18:51:39 2018
    A aaron started the conversation Multicast Problems.


    Last issue to resolve before I can migrate from CrucibleWDS to CloneDeploy. Website has been offline a good few days so was worried.

    When using Unicast I get 8GB per minute, when trying to Multicast I get 20kb/per minute (about 1000 + hours to complete) or the multicast doesn't even start and all systems hang awaiting the "start" signal or something.

    I have tried without a blocksize and tried with --blocksize 600.

    Same switches / network / systems I use for the room of 16 devices as Crucible but the CD Server is a much higher spec system.

    I have only removed the energy saving features on the NIC and matched any to the old system but there could still be outstanding tweaks on this too.

    I've tried different PXE Kernals as well and didn't notice a difference.

    Where could I be going wrong?

    - I believe although server is at 1GB at the nic that switch ports are hard-set to 100mb for the 16 devices, that said CrucibleWDS is using exact same ports but has a slower NIC at server end and I get about 700MB per minute Multicast and about 1.2GB per minute Unicast. (on the oldest and slowest devices, same used for this testing)

  8. 4 months ago
    Fri Aug 10 13:27:41 2018

    Blast from the past (CrucibleWDS)

    Just to show you what I mean.

  9. Fri Aug 10 13:12:09 2018

    Thank you, the Latest patch has resolved issue of saving my changes and it sticking as well as the search function.

    Getting 10x the upload/download speeds, has patch made any improvements?

    I would just like to see the groups machines in in the search list, I used this as a visual aid in CWDS as while we are adding hosts we group them in batches (so anything new wouldn't have a group).

    In my search screen which I reach by Groups > Group Name ) Add Members I only see "Name" and "MAC"

    I don't set image per host... I set it in the group (that's what I did on CWDS and kept same method).

    The # of hosts added was another visual aid so I know I have not missed any devices without going back a few pages and looking at the total from the groups page.

  10. Fri Aug 10 10:35:36 2018

    Could you not setup a dual-boot system as you like it and just clone it?

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