I notice a conspicuousness that a Snapmirror connection does not come over 300 MBs. Both systems FAS8200 & Fas8080 are connected with 40 GBits via a LACP. Bottlenecks in the network are excluded and the hard disks are at 10-20% utilization. Is there an option which controls this?
Snapmirror throttle is unlimited. Currently ONTAP 9.1P7
- on a single volume workload (such as snapmirror), you will hit a CPU bottleneck way before the 10G limit so don't focus too much on the network
- what is the throughput you expect?
- as already mentioned here, snapmirror operates under low priority compared to user workload. Once a certain CPU threshold is crossed, snapmirror will be throttled. The only way to change that is with a special flag
- if you'd like to further investigate the issue, we will need a perfstat (as already mentioned) from the source and destination during the entire snapmirror transfer
what do you call a single stream? and what the latency between the two sites?
Note that if you using the 40GB card and/or lacp.. you better create multiple intercluster LIFs per node. otherwise the traffic will go via a single 10GB path.
Have you tried multiple snapmirror at once. or only single volume? if it's a single volume, there could be a serialization bottleneck, that could be picked up in perfstat and you may get better result on XDP then DP type (Defualt in 9.3, so worth migrating to anyway).