Slow Interface access
Not sure how related this problem is or if its just a configuration error from my part.
My console seems to be rather slow when doing anything on it, changing modules or pages.
i am running the current build (2.3.2-RELEASE-p1 (amd64)) on a HP DL380 G5 server (cannot be hardware unless not supported) CPU type (Intel Xeon E5520 @ 2.27GHz 16 CPUs: 2 package(s) x 4 core(s) x 2 SMT threads ) - overkill, but its what i had laying around.
i have 4 nic's on board but only making use of 2 (WAN - direct internet connection , LAN - internal VLAN on cisco stack)
i have tested with Chrome and firefox and they both do the same where it takes a few moments to change/refresh the page and sometimes it just times out. Can anyone advise on a way to get the system to be faster?
Why dont you Disable vlan and use the lan normally and see then if the bandwidth improves. If it does you could assign the next two unused ports if you need extra ports. Try the normal configurations first after install then if it works as desired with the bandwidth your looking for then you can start to co figure it the way desired.
(cannot be hardware unless not supported)
I wouldn't be so sure. The G5's are now approaching 11 years old. I have 2 G5's in my basement that act in similar ways in various apps including ilo. I'm pretty sure one or more of the onboard NIC's have gone bad.
First thing I would do is try new NIC's. Also, I can't remember which model's have it, but some models have ports where one of the Ethernet ports is shared with the ilo function. If you're using one of those ports that supports this function, you can try disabling that shared feature and run it only as a NIC without ilo.
Obviously, the specs in and of themselves are fine… and I'm assuming you've already tried another fresh install and tested without packages?
If you can't find a smoking gun quickly, it may be time to move on from that G5. It's just not worth the time spent on a 10 year old box.
Thanks for the reply's , i will give it another try and see if i can get the system running faster :)