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Packet loss causing slowness and latency outside of ONTAP

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Data ONTAP operating in 7-mode

Issue

  • When inspecting a packet trace, packet loss is usually identified by multiple duplicate acknowledgements (at least #1, #2, and #3) along with retransmissions
  • Application slowness and high i/o wait times are seen or users have performance issues or latency
  • ONTAP latency is low and utilization of CPU and disk is lower than normal or expected
  • Packet loss may be increasing in ONTAP 9.5 or higher

Example: Increasing Rexmit and OOORcv columns for 10.1.2.9 from netstat -anceWCT

node 1:
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Rexmit OOORcv  0-win Local Address                                 Foreign Address   
=-=-=-=-=-=Sat Aug 13 2022, 23:16:01 -0400   BSD-NETSTAT-ANCEWCT 6 lines
tcp4       0      0 6198853 112463181      0 10.1.2.3.3260                              10.1.2.9.47254                                         

=-=-=-=-=-=Sat Aug 20 2022, 23:26:09 -0400   BSD-NETSTAT-ANCEWCT 6 lines                      
tcp4       0      0 1304064 57461127      0 10.1.2.3.3260                              10.1.2.9.21933                                        

node 2:
=-=-=-=-=-=Sat Aug 13 2022, 23:15:27 -0400   BSD-NETSTAT-ANCEWCT 6 lines                    
tcp4       0     48 5768522 3592331      0 10.40.40.27.3260                              10.1.2.9.43744                       

=-=-=-=-=-=Sat Aug 20 2022, 23:25:03 -0400   BSD-NETSTAT-ANCEWCT 6 lines
tcp4       0     48 1366568 11947331      0 10.40.40.27.3260                              10.1.2.9.43425                      


 

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