In an earlier article, we talked about how Jumbo Frames can improve music playback, and how the emotion connection is lost without it. If you havn’t read that article yet, hit it up and read that article first before this.
Up to speed (No puns intended)? If so, let us continue on!
This article will expand on the first article and discuss network strategies - in other ways, describe various connection methods. This is part #2 of of the networking series.
A curiosity happened in late September 2019. This was when I added the Ryzen 5 as the Snakeoil development server. The network between my NAS and the Ryzen are changed as such:
In an attempt to simplify my home setup. I have decided to purchase 2 dual port 10Gbps NIC - one for my NAS, and the other for the new Ryzen. These network cards will be connected at 10 Gbps to my main switch, and also a direct connection between the NAS and the server itself (dedicated iSCSI connection).
iSCSI works like a SATA cable, but it’s connected via normal networking equipment rather than between your SSD and motherboard. Now for some reason that still eludes me, the iSCSI data just refuse to work properly with Jumbo Frames on.
So in an attempt to troubleshoot the problem, I have disabled Jumbo Frames throughout my entire network. Unfortunately with a MTU of 1500, the sound I get from my Hifi just do not sound right.
So I purchased a new AMD Ryzen 5 3600 system a month back. This is the 3rd generation CPU from AMD based on the Zen architecture. The following components form the foundation of the next development machine, replacing the old Xeon from circa 2017.
This is a modest system, all up costing about $1500: