SummaryOccasionally, when using acceleration on the Exinda, it is necessary to customize SMB options on Windows machines through the use of group policy or on file servers.
OverviewWhen acceleration is enabled on the Exinda, one of the top uses is to accelerate SMB and CIFS traffic from Windows file servers to various hosts.Windows, the developer for SMB related technologies, involves a large number of settings in the operating system itself for customizing SMB related activities such as writing and reading and copying files. These settings vary in terms of desired encryption, connection allowances, security measures, etc.
While various Exinda acceleration topologies and needs vary, it can often be useful as a troubleshooting step if acceleration is not working in order to examine these settings and change them if necessary. This is including the relatively new release of SMBv3, which the Exinda will not accelerate. However settings related to SMBv3 on the server side can be detrimental to Exinda's network acceleration.
The Microsoft knowledge base has an article about the various options about enabling and disabling SMB technologies on their servers located here.If having trouble on the Exinda appliance while accelerating specific kinds of SMB traffic, it is possible to change these settings to determine of a variation of them will yield a better result.