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

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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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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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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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Diagnosing poor performance on IIS / ASP.NET / MSSQL app

I'm trying to diagnose the cause of poor performance from a third-party web application we've deployed; the environment is: ASP.NET on IIS, Windows 2003 Server SQL Server 2008 on a separate Windows ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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How do I calculate the amount of tuning needed for my server?

I have a server which is running a few discrete Python, Java application which most of the time imports data into a PostGreSQL database. I would like to know from people out there who have experience ...
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What to seek/avoid in a hosted server monitoring service?

I'm looking for hosted monitoring solution (CPU, memory, disk, loads, mysql, replication network etc..) for a group of servers on Amazon EC2 /Scalr (app, mysql, load balancer). So far I found ...
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Webserver: Performance impact when storing session files on /dev/shm

I have a website runing on a typical setup: Linux, Apache, PHP, MySQL. However, what's not typical about it, is that it's getting tons of traffic (400,000+ visits a day) and so, efficiency is becoming ...
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DB2 insert performance - How to measure

[From stackoverflow] Im trying to find a way to speedup my inserts to a DB2 9.7.1 (ubuntu linux) Im watching vmstat and trying to gather some statistics via the db2 get snapshot commands but im not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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High response time with pingdom

I have a server hosted at my end, I am monitoring the server with pingdom and also my router. Strange thing is the response time towards the router is fine, but when the traffic flows towards the ...
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Adding varnish and memcached to an running single server web site

Current set up; I have a single dedicated server running a web site (it's a lamp stack forum) OS : CentOS CPU : Dual 3.2Ghz Quad-core Xeons RAM : 40GBs (10x4GB DIMMs) Storage : Software RAID1 with ...
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503 error Varnish cache when eAccelerator is started

I have a Magento installation running on x-large Amazon server. I have Varnish, memcached and eAccelerator installed on the server. At first everything was working fine, but then at some point it ...
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Perfmon - Redirector current command 0 result

I'd like to monitor how many SMB connections there are at any given time for my 2008R2 file server, but when I add Redirector/Current Commands in perfmon, I get 0 results. This KB from Microsoft isn't ...
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Server stops responding without any load, restart required

Sever is working as a very high-traffic application back-end We are using Apache2, MySql, and PHP. We have already optimized the above for best performance Server configuration is: Linux ...
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adding new scheduling policy to the kernel

i'm working on a redhat 8 linux and i want to add new policy for scheduling the processes , could you help me with : 1) where to define the new policy 2) how does the process of assigning a policy for ...
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Oracle Application Server Performance Monitoring and Tuning (CPU load high)

Oracle Application Server Performance Monitoring and Tuning (CPU load high) i have just hired by a company and my boss give me a performance issue to solve as soon as possible. I don't have any ...
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Increase bandwidth of Linksys WRT54GL (with Tomato inside)

I have Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato firmware installed. When I connect internet cable directly to a computer I can download at about 8 MB/s, however when internet is access through the router maximum ...