NetScaler VPX appliances support receiving and transmitting jumbo frames containing up to 9216 bytes of IP data. Jumbo frames can transfer large files more efficiently than it is possible with the standard IP MTU size of 1500 bytes.
A NetScaler appliance can use jumbo frames in the following deployment scenarios:
- Jumbo to Jumbo. The appliance receives data as jumbo frames and sends it as jumbo frames.
- Non-Jumbo to Jumbo. The appliance receives data as regular frames and sends it as jumbo frames.
- Jumbo to Non-Jumbo. The appliance receives data as jumbo frames and sends it as regular frames.
For more information, see Configuring Jumbo Frames Support on a NetScaler Appliance.
Jumbo Frames support is available on NetScaler VPX appliances running on the following virtualization platforms:
- VMware ESX
- Linux-KVM Platform
- Citrix XenServer
- Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Jumbo frames on VPX appliances works similar to Jumbo frames on MPX appliances. For more information on Jumbo Frames and its use cases, see Configuring Jumbo Frames on MPX appliances. The use cases of Jumbo Frames on MPX appliances also apply to VPX appliances.