Capacity planning is the science and art of estimating the space, computer hardware, software and connection infrastructure resources that will be needed over some future period of time.

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How to set specific time frame for only 1 query when configuring a graph in Grafana?

I need to configure a graph in Grafana which is supposed to display disk growth of the database disk in MongoDB server. I've already measured disk growth per day and the current growth per day is ...
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Estimate when a filesystem will be full

Background I'm managing about 50 CentOS 5.6 Linux servers in my workplace with some critical filesystems that store weekly backups of applications, databases and user workplace files. Problem Last ...
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Capacity management - what metrics/KPI for CPU and RAM?

Context: business applications servers What are good metrics/KPI for measuring CPU usage and performance? I think that things like %usage are not really relevant (it's not because my PC uses 100% CPU ...
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What's the Suitable Azure Tier Plan For This Web App Usage And Reads [duplicate]

I have an azure web app Used for web API (restful) purpose. I use Azure as the cloud for this mission. i want to know that what is the suitable plan tier to choose with this Usage as following: I ...
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What are common strategies for multiple database management in shared hosting?

I've read a lot of in internet including canonical answers at serverfault. However, I still can't find the answer to the question - What are common strategies for multiple database management in ...
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What is the internet Bandwidth needed to support 2000 concurrent requests?

For one our projects, we need to calculate the internet bandwidth required to support 2000 concurrent requests/per second. Following is the scenario detail: If 1 user accesses the page, the ...
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Planning For Growth with GlustreFS

I'm looking into GlusterFS and want to be able to add capacity one storage node at a time. I want to mirror data on two nodes at all times, and keep maintenance simple. I also want the cluster to keep ...
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First Exchange 2013 design for on-prem SMB. Did I miss anything? [closed]

Seeing as this is my first design, I'm hoping to make sure I haven't missed any glaring issues before deployment.
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hardware sizing of web and database server [duplicate]

I would like to do the Hardware sizing for below applications on Linux based OS both in Physical and Virtual environment, can someone provide details on how many servers, type of servers, storage, ...
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Potential of a server [duplicate]

I was wondering, if I use an old home machine as a server - how many connections will I be actually able to support. I was able to calculate the connection's capabilities myself as it is quite simple. ...
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How to decide on which server to install memcached?

I have two separate servers: Server A is a nginx web server Server B is a MySQL server Both servers are on a private network. How do I decide where to install memcached? What factors should be ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Session Host - User Density testing

We use RDP RemoteApp technology on our servers to provide users an access to our applications. One of the challenges we faced (and what served as a reason of performance testing of RDP density) is ...
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PHP/APACHE and MySQL SERVER Setup [duplicate]

I'm about to setup a server hosting MySQL, Apache/PHP, File Uploads, and probably CCTV Storage. Planned Personal Server Specifications: ASUS H97M-E INTEL i7-4790 2 x 4GB 1600MHz RAM ...
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Windows 2008 R2, heat map

How do we get server heat map data from windows server based on memory usage and cpu usage. Our server Admins are not required to do this and our Dev team is trying to do this ourselves.I am trying to ...
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Best practices for scaling and capacity planning : VM only ? VM+Container ? Container only ? Cluster ? Something else?

(I can't find a similar question which has been already answered but maybe I do not use the good words as I'm a french student ;)) The closest answer to what I'm looking for is : Scalable Web ...
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What do I need to know to plan server capacity?? [duplicate]

I intend to determine how much server capacity I will need in order to host a web application with good performance. Can somebody please guide me and tell me what are the essential things I must ...
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How do I understand my CPU usage on a DNS server?

I have read and understood Can you help me with my capacity planning?, but I'm not sure I understand what my next steps are in a DNS server scenario. I think my CPU loads are high or that I might be ...
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EC2 Break even point analysis [duplicate]

I'm doing capacity planning for my DR site and i'm trying to understand break-even point for Light/Medium/Heavy reserved instances vs the Ondemand. I have plotted my values on a graph as shown in the ...
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On a web server with very high load, what determines which requests connect?

Glastonbury tickets went on sale this morning and I didn't even get through to a holding page despite having multiple tabs open with their own cookies and refreshing like crazy. I got 'This webpage is ...
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VMware vSphere VM at 100% workload CPU when real load average is near 0

I'm using VMware vSphere 5.5 on an ESXi 5.5 Host to host a small private web site. Host server is an HP ProLiant 380 DL with 50 GB Ram, 1 TB SSD storage, 2 Intel Xeon 5550 CPU. There are 10 running ...
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How can I estimate the request/second my server is capable of? [closed]

I recently built my own server to help me learn linux, Ubuntu and related technologies and to serve some small website projects I have been producing. How can I estimate the requests per second that ...
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Calculating required uplink capacity of network switch [duplicate]

Is there any common method (usable in practice) for estimating the uplink capacity of switch based on known number of users connected to this switch and the maximum internet speed they are allowed. ...
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What are challenges with Linux Storage Servers having 7 or 15 drives? [duplicate]

I'm evaluating options for image webservers for Tralev (in the case it grows). I was looking into Hetzner's storage line. They offer storage servers with 7 and 15 drives. 7 drives with software ...
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How many IOPS do I need? My workload bottleneck is storage

How can I know how many IOPS I need my storage to deliver for my overloaded Linux server? I have a server and I know it has storage as its bottleneck. I would like the bottleneck not to be storage, ...
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MongoDB Sharding Config and MongoS Storage

In doing this year's budgeting, I need to estimate the capacity needs for next year. We are planning on needing to shard our MongoDB Replica Set out to 4-shards, but I have the disk capacity needs ...
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vSphere education - What are the downsides of configuring VMs with *too* much RAM?

VMware memory management seems to be a tricky balancing act. With cluster RAM, Resource Pools, VMware's management techniques (TPS, ballooning, host swapping), in-guest RAM utilization, swapping, ...
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Should VMware HA Admission Control be enabled for small (2/3-host) clusters?

Take the following common scenario... A basic vSphere cluster running two or three hosts, shared storage and a token set of virtual machines under Essentials Plus or greater licensing. Should HA ...
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gradual increase in capacity of a virtual hdd

Im very new in using ESXI/vSphere and im planning to create an FTP server and i just needed to know some few basic things. How do i gradually increase the disk capacity in a virtualize environment or ...
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Amazon Web Service monitoring

I have deployed a web app on an AWS server. I have following questions: Monitoring my websphere app server status capacity monitoring? uptime thru Amazon CloudWatch metrics? Load balancing ...
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Small office WiFi network with Airport Extreme (15 people) advice

Hi I am having some problems with creating a decent office wifi setup. This is the current setup: Users via Wifi x15 > Router wired into > Airport Extreme wired into > Phoneline So our 15 ...
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Guide to Apache performance monitoring and capacity planning? [closed]

Can someone point me at a guide on performance monitoring and capacity management of an Apache web farm? Other questions suggest some tools, but I'm also interested in understanding what the various ...
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sizing memory for virtual ETL server - is paging recommended?

I am working on the sizing for a virtual server to be used for Business Intelligence ETL processing. We have an existing server from which I can observe the expected trend on the planned one - almost ...
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VPS users capacity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites I was wondering if there is a way to actually determine how many users my VPS can handle until it will run ...
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Calculating HA/LB MySql server requirements

First, I hope this fits here better than it fits at stackoverflow, I was torn on which site to put it on. Stack focuses more on programming. Mods, if this is the incorrect location please relocate. ...
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MongoDB and datasets that don't fit in RAM no matter how hard you shove

This is very system dependent, but chances are near certain we'll scale past some arbitrary cliff and get into Real Trouble. I'm curious what kind of rules-of-thumb exist for a good RAM to Disk-space ...
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Sizing Switches for Storage and Production

Couple questions. Should you always completely separate the storage network switches from production switches or are VLANs fine to segment this traffic? Is there a golden rule here? How do you ...
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Can you help me with my capacity planning?

This is a Canonical Question about Capacity Planning Related: How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites? How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for ...
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How much server memory do I need for a 2TB Database SQL Server? [closed]

We have calculated the initial database size for this implementation to be 2TB, rising by 1TB per year. How much memory would you recommend for the server? Its a business application, reads and ...
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What capacities should have a hosting to support an average of 1000 registered users simultaneously? [closed]

How much RAM, Disk Space, Bandwidth, etc would be needed? It's just and aproximate. I have no idea how to do a real implementation of a web service and I'm not going to, but I have to write a SRS (...
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How long does it take to fsck a volume?

We are running a website which is currently serving 3-5 million page views. Our site is a file sharing site and so it contains 250,000 files and few thousand symbolic links. The hard disk is a 1500GB ...
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How do you estimate how much memory to buy?

I have a custom server application that runs on Windows 2008 R2. It is a home grown Windows Service written in .Net supporting a number of custom terminals. I have a test machine that has a similar ...
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Server requirement for running an application having huge network traffic

What I am asking is a very common question that comes to any developer's mind when he/she wants to host a server but a precise answer is not easily available. I need to host a server which returns ...
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Open source DCIM stack?

Our 500-server data center is growing quickly and my manager has started investigating using a specialized Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) package to help manage constraints. DCIM ...
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How do you do load testing and capacity planning for databases?

This is a canonical question about capacity planning for databases. Related: Can you help me with my capacity planning? How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Web Sites? ...
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How do you do load testing and capacity planning for web sites?

This is a canonical question about capacity planning for web sites. Related: Can you help me with my capacity planning? How do you do Load Testing and Capacity Planning for Databases? ...
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When using thin-provisioning with ZFS, how do you make sure you don't run out of physical disk space?

Forgive me if this seems like a fundamental question, but I couldn't really find anything concrete on Google, and I'm not a system administrator by trade. We are setting up a SAN at our office using ...
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Planning for growth in a virtualized environment

In follow-up to an old question (and somewhat related to this), what trending tools/methods can be best utilized to help anticipate growth in a virtualized environment? For example, how do you go ...
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How to calculate/estimate the capacity of a switch theoretically [closed]

I don't know whether this is the correct place to ask this question. If not, could any one tell me some sites or forums to ask such questions? Thanks in advance. My question is the same meaning as ...
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Automatic VM capacity planning

Situation: I've got a bunch of blades, all with same amount of memory and cores in each. Some have local storage, some do not and rely on the SAN. I've also got a ton of VMs that I need to build ...
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What percentage of its capacity should I aim to run a network at?

First of all, apologies if this is the wrong StackExchange site for this question - it's about Ethernet network capacities, but not specifically about servers etc. I am designing a network for a data ...