This kit provides an enhancement to the ICSNET pseudo driver that
improves the performance of the ics0 interface in a
This optimization is helpful for cluster applications that use the
ics0 interface to interact with other nodes in the
cluster. It does this by avoiding the latency associated with time
critical Interconnect Communication Subsystem (ICS) remote procedure
calls, and by using available bandwidth of the LAN interconnect
directly, which provides increased throughput.
This new functionality is enabled or disabled by the new
sysconfigtab attribute, described as follows:
icsnet_optimization_enable = 1
The following restrictions and limitations apply to the use of
This enhancement requires the version switch. Run the
/var/adm/patch/noroll/noroll_versw command, after the
There will not be any change in the statistics of the
ics0 interface. All statistics
must be checked at the physical cluster interconnect level
Tcpdump behavior will change. The sender
side behavior remains the same. However, the receiving part of
tcpdump must be checked at the physical interface
(cluster interconnect) level.
The ics0 interface MTU (Magnetic Tape Unit)
will be dependent on the MTU of the physical cluster interconnect.
Any change in the MTU of the physical cluster interconnect without a
reboot, requires a change in the ics0 interface's
MTU as well.
The ICSNET optimization feature is not supported in
configurations where cluster interconnects are configured as VLAN