Configure FDDI, SunATM(TM), or another high-speed network.
If fiber cabling can't be used for logistical reasons, consider FDDI, CDDI, or SunFastEthernet(TM) over twisted-pair implementations. SunATM uses the same size fiber cabling as FDDI. For more information on FDDI, see the FDDI/S3.0 User's Guide.
Configure one FDDI ring for each five to seven concurrent fully NFS-active clients.
Few data-intensive applications make continuous NFS demands. In typical data-intensive EDA and earth-resources applications, this results in 25-40 clients per ring.
A typical use consists of loading a big block of data that is manipulated then written back to the server. Because the data is written back, these environments can have very high write percentages.
If your installation has Ethernet cabling, configure one Ethernet for every two active clients.
This almost always requires a SPARCserver 1000, SPARCserver 1000E, SPARCcenter 2000, SPARCcenter 2000E system, or an Ultra Enterprise 3000, 4000, 5000, or 6000 system since useful communities require many networks. Configure a maximum of four to six clients per network.