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

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How do change the max IO request size on Windows Server 2008 R2

As I understand it Windows Server 2008 R2 has the ability to send IO requests to the storage subsystem of up to 1MB in size. Back in the Server 2003 era (and before) this used to be limited to 64KB. ...
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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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How Do I Troubleshoot Exim Mail Retry Issues?

My server is encountering high CPU load (like almost pegged at 100%) so much that the Apache service can't run and we get Apache 500 errors. We used a script to catch this and this is where we ...
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Windows Server 2008 File Server Performance Tuning

I am running a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 File Server on our network. It seems that there are many times where accessing the data from the server is really slow, sluggish, or non-responsive. ...
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Establish a performance baseline for terminal server windows machines

I need to establish a performace basline for our Terminal Server machines. i plan to use perfmon , and will have a SCOM server on the site very soon. The terminals are used as a desktop environment ...
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How to tune down the Hyperic built-in postgresql database for a small setup

We are testing out Hyperic 4.5.1 in a quite small environment for now. Currently there are just 1-5 agents and there probably won't be any more than 10-15. When I run ps ax there are 20(!) postgres ...
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Apache Config for High Page View, Long Session Users - KeepAlive and MaxRequest variables

I am currently running a web app that sees several (~15) users logging in once each day, and then leaving the web app open where it automatically refreshes with new content every 5 minutes. Each user ...
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Further Performance Tuning on Medium SharePoint Farm?

I figured I would post this here, since it may be related more to the server configuration than the SharePoint configuration or a combination of both? I'm open for ideas to try, or even feedback on ...
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mysql settings - using the available resources

I've got a lot of processing work I need to run on a mysql server. I've installed mysql 5.1.45-community on a Win 2008 64bit. Its running on a Xeon, 3ghz 6 processors with 8 gig ram. It doesn't ...
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Is there any way to exclude specific files / directories from SuperFetch?

Overall, I love the SuperFetch feature in Vista and believe it results in hugely noticeable gains in the launch time and overall "snappiness" of the system. However, sometimes it apparently gets ...
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Performance issues with cross-drive NTFS junctions

I have the following setup: Windows 8.1 32-bit Drive 0: system drive, SSD, NTFS, mounted at C:\ Drive 1: data drive, magnetic HDD, NTFS, mounted at C:\Users\Database User\Documents and Z:\ ...
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Slow performance due to txg_sync for ZFS 0.6.3 on Ubuntu 14.04

I am using native ZFS with "ZFS on Linux" installed from the PPA here. Setup was not a problem and I am using it in mirrored configuration with two WD 4TB Red HDDs. Unfortunately I am having ...
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Multipath tcp application level performance measurement

I am working on a project related to Multipath tcp and I want to measure the goodput and the RTT at the application level. I don't want to use a traditional tool(netperf, iperf, ...) and I want to ...
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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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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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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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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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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! ...
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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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Getting the virtual memory address for (major) page faults

On a Linux (Cent OS 5) system, I have a process that accesses a large amount of memory mapped files. The process is generating a large amount of page faults because the aggregated size of the mapped ...
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Can I tune my Debian KVM server to benefit my Windows guest?

Debian Squeeze KVM server with Win2k8 server guest. The server has 16GBs of RAM and the guest only runs MS SQL, with a 15GB database on it. I am wondering if there is anything I can tune from the ...
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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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server benchmarking with apache benchmark

We are testing one of our production server with ab and what we found is apr_socket_recv: Connection timed out (110) Total of 176 requests completed after some time above output.That means the ...
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Solaris: Increase TCP's Initial Congestion Window to 10 segments (tcp slow-start)

How can the Initial Congestion Window be increased to 10? It seems it can be done with TCP_INIT_CWND, but I don't know how to do that.
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Why is MySQL table_cache full but never used

I have been using the tuning-primer.sh script to tune my my.cnf settings. I have most things working well but the part about TABLE CACHE makes no sense: TABLE CACHE Current table_cache value = 900 ...
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AIX network parameters to close TCP sockets of unplugged devices

We have an AIX box, running what we call in banking "ATM Switch" not the ATM networking switch, but the bank ATM driver. where we have some ATM machines connected to two server processes. The problem ...
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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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Tuning Linux TCP for large number of TIME_WAIT

It looks like we have a bunch of tcp connections hanging around on a busy webserver, this is the output from ss -s: Total: 366 (kernel 1037) TCP: 72108 (estab 130, closed 71964, orphaned 0, synrecv ...
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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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Trying to scale my dedicated server for high traffic

I have a quad core xeon, 8GB ram, and only 2 x 1TB SATA drives right now. I am trying to figure out how to scale my application to handle as much load and traffic per day as possible. I have an ...
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Exchange 2003 I/O Troubles

We have some internal processes that send email to our Exchange 2003 system (on Win2K3 R2 32bit). Recently they have been intermittently failing with various errors -- boiled down they report ...
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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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Increase application performance on Amazon AWS

I've got a client with an MVC v1 (.NET) application running on a micro instance. On this instance, I've got .NET, IIS 7.5, and MS SQL Server 2008 running to handle the application. The client has ...
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Increase the performance of sort command on a multi-processor Sun Solaris box

I have a bunch of (rather large i.e. >100MB) comma separated files which needs sorting on 4 processor box with SunOS 5.10 Sort appears to run rather slow (minutes) I am wondering if there is any way ...
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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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Before buying it, how can I tell if a storage array makes certain performance counters available over SNMP?

I've noticed that documentation for SNMP reporting that is built-in to devices (i.e. doesn't need an agent running in an OS) usually doesn't include a list of performance counters that are available ...
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Trade reliability for speed in a slow filesystem

On my box running Ubuntu Server 11.10 I have a rather slow soft RAID6 array on four USB sticks (and no other means for persistent storage). I want a faster filesystem on that box. I'm OK if I'd lose ...
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How to turn linux to keep 'cache' high?

We are running a heavy service on Debian. Our service generates lots of file i/o and its performance relies on how well Linux kernel caches files. Our system has 64GB memory. Total file size is 500GB ...
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How can I configure Apache to use more of my CPU?

Apache threads are stacking up on one of my web servers (300-500 simultaneous requests, some taking 3-8s to process!), but CPU usage is very low (~10%). Page load time is slowing way down as a ...
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Server configurations for hosting MySQL database

I have a web application which uses a MySQL database hosted on a virtual server. I've been using this server when I started the application and when the database was really small. Now it has grown and ...
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How do I increas MySQL Performance by throwing Memory at it?

I have a machine with 1 GB of RAM and have set apache to use STARTSERVER OF 150, and MAXCLIENTS of 150, only half is used so I still have about 500 MB more of spare RAM. I want MySQL to use this up as ...
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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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Seeking advice on performance metrics based on NewRelic dashboard

Some background: I have been given access to our newrelic dashboard for the production servers running a django app on an AWS account, and tasked to come up with some gatling.io (performance testing ...
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How to tune a web server and prep it for lots simultaneous visitors?

I have another related question but I'm deviating from it since I'm changing my server to use nginx instead of Apache. Related: Server problems, running out of RAM, really high load average I'm ...
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virtual memory optimization on exchange server 2010

Hi I did some Google searching but came up blank I know mycomputer/computer > Properties > advance System settings > Advance[tab] > Settings[Performance] > Advance [Tab] > Change > customsige ...
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Linux kernel 3 TCP IP tuning

I found several resources about tuning linux TCP/IP stack parameters in /etc/sysctl.conf for high bandwidth connections, but all refer to kernel 2.6. Does anyone have suggestions about how to tune ...
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How can I decide up the nature of performed IO?

I am using Linux (3.2.12-3.2.4). I have few "syncer" processes which updates lots and lots SQLite db files in a loop. The database sizes vary from 1 MB to few GB. I have a "searcher" process which ...
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Trim out useless apache modules

I'm running a shared hosting environment with about 100 sites - I just took a peek at all the modules apache is loading/using, some of these I don't know what they are or do or if they are useful at ...
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MySQL hosting: What are the recommended specs and w

I have two specific cases of MySQL hosting. 1) I have a case where I have 2000 plus concurrent users to a single MySQL Database. They are not simple web users, but actual business users who need to ...
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Extreme fine tuning MySQL performance wise on a Linux server

I would like to know all of the key points where MySQL can be fine tuned performance wise on a Linux server through my.cnf or through other methods, libraries and tools. Tips and tricks and shady ...