Performance tuning is the process of modifying a system to improve its efficiency. This is also known as optimizing.

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Virtualization - Ten 1Gbps links or one 10Gbps link? (Performance)

I have a machine that has several VM's (5) and 3 physical networking cards (with each 2 ports), with a total of six 1Gbps ethernet ports. I have a SPF-capable switch, having a total of 48Gbps ...
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FreeBSD performance tuning: Sysctl parameter, loader.conf, kernel

I wanted to share knowledge of tuning FreeBSD via sysctl.conf / loader.conf / KENCONF / etc. It was initially based on Igor Sysoev's (author of nginx) presentation about FreeBSD tuning up to ...
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Mysql innodb_buffer_pool_size in relation to innodb_buffer_pool_instances

I run a virtual server with an Owncloud installation on it. Now Owncloud has the problem that the way it's developed at the moment, each file upload causes a little MySql overhead. So is very ...
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Improving TCP performance over a network with small packet loss

I’m trying to improve my TCP throughput over a “high delay network”, with some packet drops, between Linux machines. I set tcp_mem, tcp_wmem and tcp_rmem to “8192 20530752 20530752”. I set rmem_max, ...
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performance monitor in iis 7 to monitor which website is using most resources (asp.net)

I am using Windows Server 2008 R2 and IIS 7.5, and am hosting multiple websites on the same webserver. Is it possible to use Performance Monitor to know on average which website is using the most ...
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NFS Over OpenVPN: Top Performance Boosters

I have two VPS's - One is running 2008 Server R2 and the other is a Ubuntu 12.04 installation. I am using the Windows VPS for RD sessions for Quickbooks and a couple other apps and using the Ubuntu ...
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Persist statistics data from Postgres' stats_temp_directory on demand

We are investigating I/O load in one of our VMs and possibilities to optimize it and it showed that most of the load is generated by the stats collector of PostgreSQL. It jumps between 3,5 and 6,5 ...
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Improving OpenVPN Performance

I've been trying to improve my OpenVPN performance and this is my current setup: cat /etc/openvpn/server.conf port 443 #- port proto tcp #- protocol dev tun #tun-mtu 1500 tun-mtu-extra 32 #mssfix ...
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Why calculated 'MaxClients' is a big number for my server? [duplicate]

I am a programmer but now, I am trying to tune Apache server, so excuse me if my questions are naive. I am trying to figure out MaxClients for Apache, so I found this, and so many other tutorials on ...
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apache and ajp performance

I have an apache sitting in front of two tomcat app servers(one on the same physical server, the other on a different one) that does time consuming work(0.5 sec to 10sec per request). The apache http ...
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what are the memory impacts of increasing a NIC's ring buffer?

What impact (if any) does NIC ring buffer tuning (e.g. via ethtool -G eth0 …) have on system memory utilization? For example, does increasing the ring buffer consume more RAM? And if so, how much? Or ...
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Current Number of Requests per Second with Apache 2.4

I know how to test the maximum number of requests per second with tools like apache bench and httperf. But is there a way to see the average number of requests per second a live server is currently ...
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Is it possbile to cache pdf documents on the netscaler?

I have a file server which gets pretty overloaded quickly because it is serving huge pdf documents. I have a netscaler in my enviroment as well, and I was thinking of caching them in some way on the ...
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Copying cause big iowait

I have dedicated server with 3 HDD. System disk, backup disk (same as system disk) and data disk. When I copy lot of data with cp (say, between backup disk and data disk) load average goes sky high. ...
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Why is my bare-metal 16x 2.93GHz cores computer performing poorer than a VPS with 4x 2.5GHz cores?

I have a written a piece of multi-threaded software that does a bunch of simulations a day. This is a very CPU-intensive task, and I have been running this program on cloud services, usually on ...
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What does sunit=0 and swidth=0 mean for XFS file system?

I created an XFS file system using default parameters at the time of creation of a system. Now looking at the output of xfs_info, it show 0 for the values of sunit and swidth. I can't seem to find ...
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Perf crashing my RH

We are running perf on a 2.6.32-358.56.1.el6.x86_64 on an 8-core, dual socket machine. We have CPU iso on CPUs 1-31 (all except for 0), and our application is using CPUs 1-31. A few seconds into ...
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Slow write Performance with HP H240 HBA using internal Storage with Raid 5 SSD's

I am having a HP Proliant DL 160 Gen9 Server with a HP H240 Host Bus Adapter. 6x 1 TB Samsung SSD's configured in a raid 5 directly using the internal storage of the machine. After installing a VM on ...
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Google Cloud Long TTFB

Google cloud seems to be having much longer TTFB than they specify in their documentation for cloud storage. You can see from this WPT result that it varies from 500 to 700 MS. The documentation here ...
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mod_pagespeed css shown render blocking?

I've already found this topic concerning my problem and figured out Google is about to discuss a fix of the blocking js. However, could somebody please check out my client's site squarecard.de with ...
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Preventing PHP-FPM from crashing under light load

I'm getting a DoS attack on a wordpress site that I host. 173.192.109.118 - - [30/Sep/2015:22:31:36 +0000] "POST /xmlrpc.php HTTP/1.0" 499 0 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible: MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.0)" ...
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Is RSS (receive side scaling) in Windows considered unstable?

When asking a customer to enable RSS in their data center to improve network performance (very high UDP packets-per-sec rate), I was told that they generally turn it off, because after various ...
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Performance testing LAMP-Cluster - How to find bottle neck?

I have set up a cluster of 3 nodes running a LAMP-Application with HAProxy doing the load balancing. Now I would like to optimize and load test the system. Therefore I am unsing jmeter-ec2 which ...
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Find a load on my Web Server [duplicate]

As requested, I am asking the question here. Is there a way to find a load on my web application server without a load / stress testing? I have deployed my application in the Apache Tomcat server. ...
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How to raise max no of file descriptors for daemons running on Debian Jessie?

I'm playing with pgBouncer as a connection pooling system for PostgreSQL. My system is a 12-core with 64GB RAM and 1Gbps network interface running Debian 8.1. Now I want to raise the limit for open ...
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How To Tune Apache on Ubuntu 14.04 Server

Currently on my Apache 2 (Apache 2.4.7 to be exact) on Ubuntu 14.04, I have this setting: /etc/apache2/mods-enabled/mpm_prefork.conf <IfModule mpm_prefork_module> StartServers ...
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Nginx performance when running multiple instances on the same machine

I'm trying to understand the performance impact of having multiple nginx instances (masters) running on the same machine, rather than having them all load into a single instance using different server ...
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How do I tell how close I'm getting to somaxconn?

The sysctl option net.core.somaxconn defaults to 128 (on our systems) but can be raised. What exactly is this limit measuring and capping? How do I find out how close I am to the limit? Context: I ...
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Manage Win7 Performance Options via GPO

Our company has many virtual Windows 7 instances. Based on recommendations from VMWare, we want to customize the visual effects to optimize performance. We have found that we can change the following ...
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Faster Option: Redirect via PHP to PHP or Apache mod rewrite redirect to PHP?

I want to determine if using Apache's .htaccess mod rewrite is a faster way to redirect to a PHP file, compared to redirecting from one PHP file to another, using the header redirect core function of ...
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Does 'tuned' need to keep running?

On my CentOS 7 systems, I use tuned-adm to set a profile appropriate to the environment during configuration, but after that, I never subsequently change that profile. It seems that the tuned system ...
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ratelimit POST requests

I'm running a large WordPress multiuser site. I have a varnish cache in front of the WordPress application server. As it makes no sense to cache POST requests, I am vulnerable to DDoS using lots of ...
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How to identify underutilized servers? [duplicate]

How to identify if the servers are underutilized and CPU/RAM resources can be decreased? Servers are virtual running on VMware. I thought of MAP Toolkit for collecting performance data and then ...
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Investigating Citrix app server “slowless”

Currently have a client stating that the 5 users on a 2cpu, 4gb mem app server are experiencing slowness and often, locking up for moments at a clip. Framework is a VM running in vSphere 5.5 [intel ...
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Bind9 recursive queries have intermittent very long response times

I'm running BIND 9.8.1-P1 caching server on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on kernel 3.2.0-86-generic-pae. I've been banging my head against the wall trying to figure this out for weeks and I just have no idea ...
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How to track down bad performance on an api-server

If my api-server shows bad performance, such as high cpu - can this be blamed on the service or on the server? If a regular app-server shows bad performance, all I can do is track down the methods ...
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Maximum Network throughput for SWIFT storage

I have a SWIFT cluster deployed as part of Openstack which is currently giving me a max throughput of 95 MBS(Megabytes per second). There are 6 proxy servers and 6 storage nodes with replication ...
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Advice Tuning my server

as many others I Learn many info from you in the past and now I manage to run server independently , now I am new to sql tuning and I been searching around the web a while now and tuning seems to be a ...
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PHP5-FPM pm.max_children affect RAM or CPU+RAM?

Recently inherited a Nginx+PHP5-FPM server, and I'm learning and trying to optimize PHP5-FPM settings. Server info: 4 CPUs (8 threads) 7.5 GiB RAM PHP5-FPM info: pm.max_children = 5 ...
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Is it OK to run perfmon on production servers? And why?

Or should perfmon be limited to a Dev/QA server with load tests that simulate production activity? I'd like to run perfmon for two days (like Sql Server master Brent Ozar suggests) to get an overall ...
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nginx can't execute many requests

I have a question about nginx tune. I have an application which I want execute 200 times every second. I created bash file and used wget with bqO switch for execute. But it has a problem. When the ...
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Windows 7 network performance tuning for LAN

I want to tune Windows 7 TCP stack for speed in a LAN environment. Bit of background info: I've got a Citrix XenServer set up with Windows 2008R2, Windows 7 and Debian Lenny with Citrix kernel, ...
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ApacheTop like tool for Nginx for measuring hit contents?

Are there ApacheTop like tool for Nginx for measuring hit contents? I want to find out the most popular URL from the web server log (Nginx)
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Virtual machines and I/O heavy workload, is it ever sane?

I have seen on numerous virtualization services (Azure) and products (vmware,kvm,hyperv) I/O and system stalls under heavy I/O workload. My questions are: Is it ever sane to use a Virtualized ...
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Best sysctl.conf configuration for high load - extremely busy content streaming server

What is the best sysctl.conf configuration for a high load, extremely busy content streaming server ? The server fetches the content from remote servers like amazon, s3, etc. then uses php to ...
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Percona: What are the implications of changing repl.commit_order?

I'm currently doing some trials of Galera Cluster with Percona 5.6. I've progressed to testing a 2 node cluster on baremetal. With repl.commit_order set to 0 (off) the TPS performance as measured with ...
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How to resolve '[info] server seems busy' from apache server logs?

I've seen this question asked a few times but it hasn't had any real answer; so I've decided to post my resolution. The below info message can be seen in the apache error.log: [info] server seems ...
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Why is GlusterFS so slow here?

We've set up a mirroring pair of GlusterFS servers. No special tuning, whatever came "out of the box" with GlusterFS-3.5.1 in the official RHEL6 RPM, that's what we have. The cluster works, but the ...
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how to find the highest IO consumer on a disk? [closed]

Can some one help to find highest IO consumer on each individual disks? i.e Which process consumes the most IO on /dev/sda, the highest IO consumer on /dev/sdb etc.
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ESXi very slow with WD reds

I have a small company and we offer tech support to small companies. I've been using the HP Gen8 MicroServer in most of them as a replacement of homebuilt computers for some time. Sometimes customers ...