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Optimizing and Troubleshooting: Hyper-V Storage by Mitch Tulloch

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Chapter 14. SMB Multichannel

SMB Multichannel is one of several new features in version 3.0 of the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol introduced in Windows Server 2012. SMB Multichannel allows multiple connections to be used within a single SMB session in order to enhance network performance and ensure greater availability of file shares on Windows servers. In this section Thomas Roettinger discusses Receive-Side-Scaling (RSS), a feature of enterprise network adapters that distributes kernel-mode network processing across multiple processor cores to support higher network traffic loads than a single core can support. Thomas also provides an example of how to troubleshoot an issue when SMB Multichannel doesn’t work as expected.

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