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

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Windows Server 2008 R2 poor CPU performance

We have two identical servers with the following specs: 4 sockets containing AMD Opteron 6172 at 2.10 GHz each of which have 12 cores 64 GB RAM One runs Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard, which ...
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Linux : SSD performance tweaking queue

I've allready applied well known mountpoint options for ssd, enabled stuff in LVM for ssd optimisation as well. Now i've ran into a possible challenge. Would it be possible to gather information on ...
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Execute ps1 script when CPU threshold is meet

I'm looking for a function similar to Debug Diagnostics Collector. Where you can setup a performance (or any counter) trigger (eg. above 50% CPU over 50 seconds). Once condition of a trigger are ...
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4096 and 8192 block size read slower than write? by using lsi 9361-8i RAID10

is it possible that 1024 and 2048 block size read speed is faster than 4096 and 8192 block? I'm using lsi 9361-8i with RAID 10 , with 8 x Kingston E50 250G. result: 1024 = Write: 2,251 MB/s ...
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The `iostat` Command Describes a Non-Existent Block Device

The System An instance running on Amazon EC2 It is an m1.large EC2 instance The instance is running Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS Here's What Happens... I wanted to measure disk IOPS on my system, and ...
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IRQ not handled by all CPUs

I have a problem about balancing irq. I took irq numbers from /etc/interrupts and assigned each irq to each of 24 CPUs as this tutorial says for i in {143..166};do cat /proc/irq/${i}/smp_affinity; ...
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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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Lots of packets pruned from receive queue because of socket buffer overrun - reason to worry?

I know this question has been asked before, but maybe not in this particular context: I have a setup with a couple of MS2008R2 HyperVisor servers running a number of Ubuntu guests. Our webproxy runs ...
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famd/gamin timeout issue with courier-imap

I'm running a mail server for about 200 users with courier-imap on Debian 7. This server is running a linux kernel 2.6.38 inside a Xen guest having 2 cpu cores and 2 GB RAM. The server accept ...
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how to disable all caches types in mysql server in order to do performance testing for my queries

I'm using Mysql Server 5.6.15 and i have a huge database with many complex queries. it seems that when I run the query the first time it takes X amount of time. when I execute it again it takes ...
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What's the bottle neck of server hit 100K request?

The following are two graph of my digital ocean vps instance handle load test request. 10K/s, The only different is the request file size, first is 10K, the second is 20K. Can any one point out the ...
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PHP Settings [pm.max_children, pm.start_servers, pm.min_spare_servers and pm.max_spare_servers]

In the midst of transferring a website from a GoDaddy shared server to an EC2 instance. Handling the traffic, which during peak times on a typical day is around 300 active visitors, has been ...
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Server load avg. hitting 16-20, but all resources under 90% usage?

As you can see in the image shared below, the server load peaked to almost 20 but the CPU, RAM, DISK IO and Network I/O remained well under their full capacity. My question is: 1). What caused the ...
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How do I increase UDP Recv-Q

I have a gigabit connection that is not fully utilized but I am getting packet receiving loss. When I do netstat, it shows the Recv-Q sometimes maxes out at 262656 during heavy traffic. Proto Recv-Q ...
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tuning apache for low ram low traffic server

I have a low end VPS server with 512megs of ram to host downloads of files (~10-25megs each). what is a good configuration for the following parameters in apache. I expect no more than 10 human users ...
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rmem_max more than rmem_default

I just installed centos 6.3 freshly and noticed the following: [root@localhost user1]# cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.3 (Final) [root@localhost user1]# [root@localhost user1]# cat ...
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OpenSSL performance oddity

I've seen something odd regarding OpenSSL performance. This is the output of 'openssl speed aes-128-cbc' on a physical HP Bl460c Gen8 with dual E5-2680's running RHEL/OEL 6.4x64 and OpenSSL ...
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Ubuntu backup script kills performance

I run a nightly backup, which takes about 1 hour. During that the performance is bad as hell. It looks pretty much like this: # DB dump ionice -c 3 nice -n 20 mysqldump --skip-lock-tables --user=foo ...
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yslow says etags are misconfigured. how to configure etags properly on IIS7?

running ySlow on a website I support, I noticed it reported that the etags are misconfigured for the site images (e.g. *.jpg, *.png, *.gif). Can anyone help explain what I have to do to get IIS7 ...
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How to achieve 500K requests per second on my webserver? [closed]

I recently gifted myself a new dedicated server and I am trying to squeeze maximum performance out of it, for fun and learning. I am trying to achieve maximum possible requests per second this server ...
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How to check for bottlenecks in Windows Server 2008 R2

I recently switched out a 10 year old server for a brand new server in a small office and upgraded from Windows Server 2000 to Windows Server 2008 R2. After the switch was complete and some ...
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How to identify which MySQL queries take a lot of time?

My MySQL server is consuming a lot of memory. Memory footprint 1. Memory consumption in descending order (top 4) MySQL's memory consumption in particular - Why is there so many number of mysqld ...
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KVM Slow performance on XP Guest

The system is very slow to do anything, even browse a local folder, and CPU sits at 100% frequently. Guest is XP 32 bit. Host is Scientific Linux 6.2, Libvirt 0.10, Guest XP OS shows ACPI ...
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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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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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How to exclude requests from unwanted sources

Scenario: Client buys our analytics services and includes our analytics SDK in his mobile app. Users who download the app will start sending us lots of data. When the client stops paying for our ...
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what does locked % in mongostat mean?

When running mongostat to look at our mongo database, I'll frequently see the locked % number jump up, sometimes as high as 80%. Here's a few example rows: insert query update delete getmore ...
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MySQL Memory usage

Our MySQL server seems to be using a lot of memory. I've tried looking for slow queries and queries with no index and have halved the peak CPU usage and Apache memory usage but the MySQL memory stays ...
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ZFS Equivalent of lvdisplay snap_percent

I've been using LVM snapshots for backing up MySQL databases. FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK is issued and then lvcreate --snapshot --size 4G etc. Because the database is live while the snapshot is ...
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PCIe SSD vs SSD vs SAS - which is best for Database?

Since I am going on shipping soon I wonder which generally will mostly boost the database performance ? The bridge question is - which will boost mostly a database which having a lot of random block ...
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Centos 6.4 Installed in System X3750 M4 IBM Server [duplicate]

We have installed Centos 6.4 in System X3750 M4 IBM Server. But the server is not showing the performance of at-least a normal Desktop Configuration. We haven't done any performance tuning in the ...
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httperf hangs when using --hog

I'm using httperf from a large ec2 instance with ubuntu 10.04 (no other software installed). When I test without --hog the tests run however when I use --hog the tests never end
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InnoDB options crashing mysql start AND mysql tuning

I have an innodb on a Ubuntu 10.10 server running on an ESXi platform. I have dedicated 8 CPUs, 32 Gigs of ram, and files stored in a Raid 5 HP SAN of SAS 10k rpm disks. I'm expecting FAST queries! ...
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MySQL settings for MAXIMUM performance / can be specific to particular DB or user? [closed]

We have a dedicated server, a very powerful one, and I don't believe we are getting the most out of MySQL. Even when running ultra-heavy processes that take a very long time to complete, I'm showing ...
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Varnish: Exclude section of page

Is there any way to exclude some webpage parts from cache? For example, I have Recent Additions block on my homepage which gets refreshed after every 15mins. I know there is something like ESI ...
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NGinx vs Varnish as a reverse proxy in front of Apache w/php [closed]

I am using apache with mod_php to serve content. Mostly the content is fetched form memcache over the network. All of my images, css and js are already on a cdn What are the pros and cons of putting ...
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Visualize overloaded nic in linux (kernel time)?

I have a linux server that keeps getting its NIC overloaded and I need to visualize how and why this is occurring based on connections and CPU utilization. How do I do this? For example; for me to ...
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Too much I/O generated by postgres stats collector process

I am using XenServer with several virtual machines having local postgres databases. Even when all applications are unused and the databases are idle, each vm causes constant storage network traffic ...
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One Slower/Larger VS Two Faster/Smaller RAM [closed]

Generally speaking, performance-wise, which one is the best (putting brands aside)? 1x 8GB 1333MHz RAM or 2x 4GB 2400MHz RAM Both DDR3.
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Server optimization for long running script [duplicate]

I have a system running on a remote VPS whose main feature is a long running script (it could run for about 10 hours, depending on the user input). The following are some of its features: Database ...
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How to avoid Memory “Hard Fault/sec”

i've a problem on my windows 2008 server x64, and i cannot understand how can i solve it. i'm looking to Resource Monitor and see about 100 to 200 hard faults/sec. and generally the machine is slow. ...
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Strategy to optimize raid cache

HP SmartArray have "Accelerator Ratio: XX% Read / YY% Write", that configures how much cache ram dedicated for read, and how much for write. Is there way to find best proportion on alive server in ...
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LAMP -> CPU usage of Apache processes too high

I have a LAMP system with CentOS 6.4, Apache 2.2.15, MySQL 5.5.32 and PHP 5.3.26 with APC 3.1.10 using a Drupal CMS (https) on a virtual machine with 4 CPUs and 6 GB RAM. My problem is the CPU usage ...
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How do I go about finding the bottleneck in a slow web based chat application

I am working on a one-to-one chat application running in production. It uses StropheJS to connect to Ejabberd server over BOSH (using ejabberd's default connection manager). The main problem we are ...
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Lower Maximum Possible Memory Usage

I've been using MySQLTuner to optimize my database, and the only problem I am having is: [!!] Maximum possible memory usage: 14.8G (126% of installed RAM) I'm not sure what I should be ...
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IIS - Overuse of memory is normal? [closed]

I have two servers running Asp.net applications. Sometimes applications are too slow and memory usage seems exaggerated. Specifications: SERVER #1 OS: Microsoft Windows 2003 R2 Memory: 4GB ...
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HP DL360p Gen8 for low latency trading - what to upgrade? [closed]

I'm using HP DL360p Gen8 for low latency trading (but not ultra-low-latency!). It means that i'm working in frame about "10+ microseconds" and i don't care about "1-5 microsecond" or nanoseconds. I ...
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How do I disable “Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring” on an HP ProLiant server?

I'm tuning my server for low-latency The guide suggests to disable this option "Processor Power and Utilization Monitoring" because: Disables iLO Processor State Mode Switching and Insight Power ...
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Apache high CPU usage, setting a overload limit

On a ubuntu server, I run a LAMP environment with APC, and fast-cgi as php mod, to host 2 wordpress sites, and both sites have Wordpress Total Cache (W3TC) plugin configured. The server's specs are: ...
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TCP RWIN, MSS and MTU [closed]

I have been doing some reading into TCP Receive Window (RWIN), Maximum Segment Size (MSS) and Maximum Transmission Unit (MTU). Right off the bat I have some questions and I need a power user's help! ...