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Network requirements

network, requirement

  1. For better performance, we recommend Gigabit network environment (Server & Client NICs and Switches).
    Ex: Switch with 1gb ports as 10/100/1000  or  2.5gb ports or 10gb port (do not get 100mb port switch )
    Client with 1gb ports or 2.5gb ports
    Server with 1gb port ,2.5gb port or 10gb port
  2. Normal or advanced router is OK. It only affects the Internet speed. But most routers have built-in DHCP service. It will conflict with CCBoot DHCP service. You have to disable the DHCP service on the router.
  3. Switch should be 1Gbps speed. If the switch is a smart switch, you need to disable the "flow control" option in the switch settings. This option will reduce the diskless boot speed. We recommend CISCO and HUAWEI switches.
  4. CAT-5, CAT-5e and CAT-6 cables are all supported. But we recommend you to use CAT-5e and CAT-6 cable. CAT-5 cable has "far end crosstalk" problem and it will cause packet loss.
  5. Unmanaged network switches, "TP-link, Toto-link, Pro-link, D-Link" These network switches are plug in and play no configuration required.
  6. Routers with QoS function available, it will permit you to use a bandwidth monitor to check for the download currently active on the specific system.