Re: Network issue
- Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:37:52 -0500
- From: Nicholas Geovanis <nickgeovanis@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Network issue
On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM Reco <recoverym4n@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 29, 2018 at 01:18:52PM -0500, Nicholas Geovanis wrote:
> > Hi, I've never used OVH. How certain are you that the e1000 network driver
> > is the correct one?
> > Under VMWare/ESX the network driver choice can be crucial, for example.
> 1) You cannot run Xen in VSphere/ESXi.
I didn't suggest that one could. Only that network driver choice is
crucial to network
performance in a virtual setting. Hence I wrote "For example".
> 2) No sane public provider will use VSphere/ESXi for hosting, the costs
> can dim a budget of a small country.
See above. I'm a customer, I'm familiar with the costs.
> 3) e1000e may be bad, but vmxnet3 will make oom-killer an everyday
> reality. SR-IOV is a way to go.
You simply can't get good high-level throughput using e1000 under ESX.
But that wasn't the
point. Instead it was that driver selection and config can be crucial
in a virtual env.