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From daemeon reiydelle <>
Subject Re: Does it makes sense to split Gossip from Thrift network
Date Thu, 05 Mar 2015 01:29:04 GMT
If your cluster is typical, your most critical resource is your network
bandwidth, if this is the case, I would not do this split you are
proposing. One issue with large MTU's is that they are often split at the
switch fabric. Switches are not generally known for having processors that
are idle, so this actually slows DOWN throughput to busy nodes.

I would also be concerned that in many cases the SAME nodes are supposed to
be identifiable as the SAME Gossip and Thrift related node. When you set
them up as different IP's I think you will will have additional issues.

What is the use case you are trying to solve with this configuration? If
Thrift is flooding your network port, then taking away bandwidth (assuming
you are bonding?) seems contraproductive. Unless you have not yet tried


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On Wed, Mar 4, 2015 at 4:35 PM, Steffen Winther <>

> Hi
> Wondering if if makes sense to split network for client traffic vs
> Gossip/Internode traffic (possible with larger MTU for storage traffic).
> So I tried this:
> - Gossip storage listener (port 700x) on one network
> - Thrift/CQL listeners (port 9160/9042) on another
> Only I find it a bit confusing to control exactly this,
> specially when trying to configure OpsCenter and agents.
> Are they any good doc pointers for splitting network?

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