Chapter 6. Scalable Networking

This chapter provides information about how to design, deploy, maintain, and troubleshoot networking features in the Windows Server 2008 operating system that are designed to support network throughput of over 1 gigabit while minimizing overhead on the computer’s main processors. This chapter assumes that you have a solid understanding of Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP).


As network speeds increase, and applications take advantage of that increased bandwidth, the efficiency of client and server software must also increase. For example, consider a computer running the Windows Server 2003 operating system processing network traffic from several fully utilized gigabit or 10-gigabit Ethernet ...

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