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

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What are some current and relevant benchmark tools for Linux?

I'm specifically interested in benchmarks that approximate or target real in the wild usage scenarios. My main areas of focus are latency, network performance (incoming data over sockets). ...
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What should I set the initial MySQL Values in My.cnf to for Performance?

I am just setting up my new Linux Ubuntu 8.04 LTS server now, and getting ready for launch. My application is a PHP built application using the Zend Framework, and there is a MySQL heavy site (as are ...
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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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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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PostgreSQL tuning recommendation for large server and dataset

I'm working with a PostgreSQL (8.1) server on a dedicated machine with 64 GB of RAM and a fast RAID disk. The data set itself is pretty huge -- we have several tables around 200 GB, more in the 50-100 ...
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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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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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Strange high CPU I/O wait on postgresql server

I'm really struggling with a performance issue currently, where all my database queries takes up to a 1000 times more than normally, when my database server is under "heavy" load. I have a server ...
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Tuning MySQL and Linux to reduce maximum response time specifically

We have a MySQL-based application that is very response time sensitive. A MySQL stored procedure needs to respond on average in less than 10 milliseconds and the maximum acceptable response time is 50 ...
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How to adjust MySQL performance

I'm facing a real problem with MySQL instance for a service online. We use hibernate and c3p0 pool with these settings: c3p0.max_size=200 c3p0.min_size=5 c3p0.timeout=60000 c3p0.max_statements=20 ...
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TCP tunning for ssh port forwarding [closed]

I am using an ubuntu openssh server to allow users to connect to and do dynamic port forwarding. the performance is good until about 100 users are connected. beyond that the performance is dropped too ...
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IIS 7 — how to track down mysterious network & cpu usage?

I've got a 64-bit Server 2008 (R1) box running IIS. Users were complaining about extremely slow-loading pages. After digging around I found: After isolating the box so only one user was able to ...
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How to remove the pause during JBoss 5.1.0 GA boot between ProfileServiceBootstrap and AnnotationCreator?

I've managed to strip down my JBoss profile enough that it boots in 1.5 minutes. I started with the web profile and started pulling out stuff I didn't need. The bulk of my boot time can be seen here: ...
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Uneven CPU core utilization

tl;dr: First CPU core is consistently saturated, all other cores are consistently under-loaded. A VM, inside Ubuntu-based Xen XCP: $ uname -a Linux MYHOST 2.6.38-15-virtual #59-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr ...
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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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How can I improve NFS performance on a gigabit LAN?

I have a Solaris 10 server with a Mac OS X clients on a gigabit LAN. The Solaris server exports a RAID-Z backed NFS share and all the clients connect to it. However, transferring files is slower ...
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Does Overclocking Anything Shorten It's Life? [closed]

From a business standpoint... If intel could take a 3.0 GHz CPU, and overclock it to 4.0 GHz - whilst still covering their warranty they would do so. It's absolutely free and makes the chip perceived ...
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How does one 'qualify a server'

Here is the scenario. Say you are going to be a purchasing great deal of servers, but first are trying out hardware from a vendor, and you need to qualify it. Also, say that the custom software that ...
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How to optimize iptables for high DNS traffic?

How to optimize iptables for high DNS traffic? I have a dedicated linux server acting as bridged firewall using iptables. Recently behind firewall was deployed DNS server with high load and firewall ...
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What resources on OpenVMS Performance Management do you recommend?

I'm looking for details about how to measure OpenVMS performance, such as what all of the different reported statistics mean and how to adjust for them. In particular, I'm currently investigating ...
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What could be causing memory creep on a VPS?

I've got a VPS package. I cannot log into my lxadmin because it is "out of memory". In HyperVM I see that my VPS is using 240 MB of 256 MB. When I reboot the HyperVM, the memory goes down to 2 MB. ...
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Looking for comparisons of disk i/o for a dedicated MySQL server

We hired a consultant to help us increase the capacity of our MySQL cluster, and the first thing (almost only thing) he did was to measure the disk i/o speed of our servers. I am interested in a ...
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Low latency TCP settings on Ubuntu

There is a server for measurements running on Ubuntu in my lab . And there is C program, which receives data through TCP connection and should as soon as possible send a reply. Network latency when ...
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Apache with prefork model using 1000 MB memory per process

I am currently working on a site which uses Apache running on the prefork memory model. The following is the configuration from httpd.conf <IfModule prefork.c> StartServers 30 ...
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Running “find” command generates high load

I run this command on a Debian server with SSD drives configured as RAID 1: ionice -c 3 find . -type f -amin -1440 -mmin +1441 -not -path custom/ -print0 on a path which contains over 1.7M files and ...
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Does deleting unused files such as images, javascript, xml, html, asp etc make your Windows Server faster?

I have an IIS7 Windows 2003 Dedicated server. I just wanted to know if I delete old files such as XML, HTML, ASP, PHP, images, CSS, JavaScript.. etc.. files that are no longer used.. Does this ...
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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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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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dedicated apache httpd server configuration and performance tuning

I have the following dedicated box that I only install apache httpd server on, what parameters in httpd.conf should I tune to achieve max performance? cat /proc/cpuinfo shows 8 processors(only ...
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Will noatime on a tmpfs volume improve performance?

I am using /run/shm/myfolder for nginx micro caching, also keeping ngx_pagespeed files there. I am wondering if there will be a speed increase if I go from relatime to noatime? It's for HDD, but on a ...
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What is the correct way to track and monitor Exchange DB replication “pressure” over time?

I want to determine if some databases are overloaded or unbalanced, and think that looking at the transaction logs created per database over time would tell me which DB is at risk of missing RPO ...
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Changing memory allocator to Jemalloc Centos 6

After reading this blog post about the impact of memory allocators like jemalloc on highly threaded applications, I wanted to test things on a larger scale on some of our cluster of servers. We run ...
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perf tuning for ESX vmfs3 on RAID

looking for recommendations on ESX4 OS - VMFS version3: RAID-5 : matching the stripe size with VMFS block size? (64K, 128K etc) RAID controller options: "adaptive read ahead, write-back" on PERC 6i ...
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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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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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Apache HTTPD configuration for high load [duplicate]

Good day, I want to be able to serve at least 7000 (preferably 10k) concurrent requests from my Apache Httpd. I have configured my httpd.conf with MPM worker with the following setup ServerLimit ...
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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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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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Figuring out what's causing a server to slow down

I have a potential client that has a php site that performs fine most of the time. However, every week or so, it will experience lag (slow page loading). I am sure there are a myriad of things that ...
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Do IIS App Pools using Network Service account share memory?

We're trying to tune our IIS farm, and I'm trying to get my head around how Windows allocates resources in our current setup. We have a pretty standard layout. We host 30+ ASP/ASP.NET sites on our ...
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Can tail slow down log writing speed on Linux (ext3)?

I'm wondering if tailf can generate blocking I/O which will slow down server responsiveness due to logging. For ex. assuming the following setup: Debian 5.1 linux server (foo) which is managed via ...
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Profiling windows performance

I am used to using profilers for software development. I have had multiple windows pcs which all have slowed down over time, as well as had work PCs become slower. I understand this is probably the ...
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SQL Server 2005 standard filegroups / files for performance on SAN

I submitted this to stack overflow (here) but realised it should really be on serverfault. so apologies for the incorrect and duplicate posting: Ok so I've just been on a SQL Server course and we ...
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Very long (>300s) request processing time on Apache Server serving static content from particular IP's

We are running an Apache 2.2 server for a very large web site. Over the past few months we have been having some users reporting slow response times, while others (including our resources, both on ...
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Outbound HTTP performance tuning recommendations

I'll detail my exact setup below, but general recommendations for a better web-browsing experience will be useful. A nice checklist of things to try would be great! I have 600 users on a single site ...
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Server hanging when serving random file on page load

I'm optimising a website, and the problem I'm facing with now is server related. During page load, there are about 40-50 requests sent to server (depending on the page), and in every case, server ...
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Different block sizes for partition and underlying logical disk on HP Raid Controller (Linux)

Following links collected in this thread I started to check blockdev and found the following output indicating different sizes for partition c0d9p1 and the underlying device (c0d9): [root@machine ~]# ...
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How to make setting of kern.ipc.somaxconn persistent?

Want to rise value of kern.ipc.somaxconn With sysctl works ok $ sudo sysctl kern.ipc.somaxconn=2048 $ kern.ipc.somaxconn: 128 -> 2048 check it: $ sysctl -a|grep somaxconn ...
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Server problems, running out of RAM, really high load average

I desperately need help in figuring out how to troubleshoot this problem I'm having. I run a fairly mission critical web server (Debian 7.5, 512MB RAM, 512MB swap, Apache, MySQL). It runs a couple ...
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switching to worker mpm for apache 2 on ubuntu

How to switch from prefork mpm to worker mpm on ubuntu server? how to roll back if there is any problem? root@myserver:~# apache2ctl -l Compiled in modules: core.c mod_log_config.c mod_logio.c ...