We have two FAS3140 that we use as classic fileserver (so, CIFS only).
Since we are using windows 7 with policies, where folder redirection is enabled, we experience lags on our clients. I took some network traces on a client and I found the problem. We have qtree containing 2500 home dirs. On this share, the accessbasedenum-option is active and it's the reason for the lag. It takes up to 16 seconds to list the directories on this share/qtree. Without ABE, it takes 1 second...
I have to say, that I really like ABE, but the perfomance makes it a totally no-go.
So the question is: Does Flash Cache accelerate ABE? or is it just a CPU-intensive feature?