Jumbo Frames

NetScaler 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.

The NetScaler appliance supports jumbo frames in a load balancing configuration for the following protocols:

  • TCP
  • Any protocol over TCP (for example, HTTP)
  • SIP
  • RADIUS

Jumbo Frames

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