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Why higher await time for DM multipath device than underlying device?

We have a CentOS 6.4 based server attached to Hitachi HNAS 3080 storage and observed the kernel remount the filesystem in read-only mode: May 16 07:31:03 GNS3-SRV-CMP-001 kernel: [1259725.675814] ...
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HP MSA P2000 G3 Disk Scrubbing performance?

I have a HP P2000 G3 array with two 10Gbit iSCSI controllers in it that presents storage to my virtualisation cluster. It is soon to be expanded with two D2700 shelves each loaded with 25 10k RPM ...
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Windows Server 2003 terminal server extreme logon times

For the past week my users have been experiencing extreme logon times. They are generally in the 20 minute range or more. I will lay out my research below to see if anyone may know how to find the ...
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Troubleshooting Redmine performance

I've got a Redmine instance (Bitnami Stack) that's unusually slow. Because I'm just trying to get to the bottom of this, I have some theories which I'd like to discuss here. So, if anybody has any ...
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Use perfmon to monitor a specific ASP.NET webapp across worker process restarts, IIS restarts, etc.?

I have a few perfmon performance counters that I'd like to track for a specific ASP.NET application over an extended period of time, say a week or a month. The trouble is that perfmon counters are ...
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NGINX Worker Process, Burst Read Speed to only 1918kb/s

I am running an NGINX/1.8 server on Centos6.6 with multiple worker_processes, however while observing iotop I notice they burst up to 1918kb/s Read speed and rarely if at all pass that limit. I want ...
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Cannot set 1G speed on 10G nic using ethtool

I have a linux server with 10G fibre nics: xyz@xyz48:~$ sudo ethtool p1p1 Settings for p1p1: Supported ports: [ FIBRE ] Supported link modes: 10000baseT/Full Supported pause frame use: ...
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“Nosy Neighbor” and the CFQ scheduler

I'm trying to understand how does using CFQ affects the "Nosy Neighbor" problem. I'll ask it a bit naively, can a "Nosy Neighbor" even exist when using CFQ? Isn't that CFQ should make sure all ...
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Sizing of journal disks with Microsoft Storage Spaces parity volume

I'm currently speccing out a new backup server. It's going to be running Windows Server 2012 R2 with Direct Attached Storage, and I'm considering using Storage Spaces rather than using a RAID card. ...
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actual disk iops and write merging

/dev/sdb has LVM and exposes a single logical volume, dm-0. While writing to dm-0, /proc/diskstats reports: # of writes completed sdb 29646717 dm-0 131315099 # of writes merged: sdb 101668283 dm-0 ...
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How to debug sluggish process performance

I have a test application which writes a string to a file 10000 times. I run this on two servers and I get totally different results. [SYSTEM 1] $ time ./test_depth real 0m0.152s user ...
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Infiniband link is at 4X SDR with DDR HCAs; has anyone seen this before?

I've recently upgraded my Infiniband HCAs from SDR to DDR, however upon upgrading, it has not improved the link speed at all. Receiving the following output from 'iblinkinfo': CA: ip-san-1-au3a ...
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IBM xSeries 306 CPU Speed

I have an IBM xSeries 306. The system has been flawless until a week ago. It's a Pentium 4 Dual Core CPU. The CPU speed is 3.20 gHz. Now, it shows 4.26 gHz or 2.16 gHz when the POST screen comes ...
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Amazon RDS: Sudden increase in Read IOPS and Throughput

I am using Amazon RDS to host the databases for my website. I am using the large instances for both my master and my read replica. Everything was running smoothly until suddenly the Read IOPS, Read ...
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IIS 6 About 5% of request are very slow

We have a IIS 6 web server on Win2003 The avg requests/sec = 200 The avg cpu utilization = 30% The memory 10% full HDD avg time = 5% I have turned on the logging to see time-taken for each request ...
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Item count limit in Public Folders?

I'm in the planning phase for a product that is based around an Exchange 2010 (SP2) server, where our items will be stored in public folders. There could be hundreds of thousands of items, and I want ...
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Full Text Search query elapsed time varying wildly

Database Version: Microsoft SQL Server 2005 - 9.00.4035.00 (Intel X86) Nov 24 2008 13:01:59 Copyright (c) 1988-2005 Microsoft Corporation Express Edition with Advanced Services on Windows NT 5.1 ...
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Benchmarking a file server

I'm working on building a new file server... a simple Windows Server box with a few terabytes of disk space to share on the LAN. Pain for current hard drive prices aside :( -- I would like to get ...
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Text entry out of order during slowness Windows Server 2003 terminal server

When the server is running slowly, anything I type in any text entry box comes in out of order. For example, IPCONFIG might become IPFIGCON. Basically, our Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 Terminal Server ...
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ejabberd benchmarks and performance

I'm considering to use XMPP for messaging platform (not a chat, I'd rather use it as a transport protocol) for communicating one to one, one to many between custom clients and I think I will ...
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How can I improve performance over SMB/CIFS for an application that has poor write speeds?

I have a third party application that reads several large files and generates a third large file. Its performance is quite good when the generated file is stored on "local storage", i.e. either a ...
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Redis parent process smashing disk despite appendfsync = no

We are seeing loads of IO from redis-server despite our save operations being set to occur once every 15 minutes only. The workload is a "full page cache"; we store blobs of compressed HTML. The HTML ...
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VMWare ESXi and iSCSI via FreeNAS

I've recently been setting up a sandbox ESXi environment with a VM running FreeNAS providing a volume which is connected as a datastore on the host via iSCSI. I've created a VM on this datastore and ...
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100% CPU, load average 0 - how is this possible?

Here's the top output: top - 19:20:47 up 1 day, 4:30, 1 user, load average: 0.01, 0.07, 0.12 Tasks: 170 total, 1 running, 169 sleeping, 0 stopped, 0 zombie %Cpu(s): 0.6 us, 0.9 sy, 0.0 ...
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Force disk cache even if guest uses direct i/o

Have IBM db2 on Rhel on Hyper-V on Windows Server. The *.vhdx file is on CSV. e.g. C:\ClusterStorage\volume1\hyper-v\oktest-lb1\oktest-lb1.vhdx. db2 uses O_DIRECT flag (uncached i/o) for its database ...
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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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Nginx: Optimal map_hash_max_size and map_hash_bucket_size for 1M map?

I have 1M static rewrite rules and using this map configuration. How to determine the optimal values for map_hash_max_size and map_hash_bucket_size? I want to optimize for memory consumption. The ...
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IIS hanging when running Active Reports, possibly splwow64.exe

We have a Windows 2008 R2 web server running our web app on IIS and when running a particular page which generates a PDF (using Active Reports https://activereports.grapecity.com/) it takes between 1 ...
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What is involved in adding ZFS cache stats to orca?

I am interested in looking to add ZFS cache stats into existing orca performance monitoring that we have. Particularly, I am interested in the output of echo ::memstat | mdb -k Am still in the early ...
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Windows Server 2012 Disk Operations Freezing

I've got 2x brand new Windows server 2012 R2 servers. Fresh install. All Windows updates applied. One on a brand-new physical server, and the other in our VMWare cluster. When I try and perform a ...
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File IO being slow

I've rented this root server with a RAID1 mdadm software raid setup. Using dd to benchmark the file IO speed it achieves 230MB/s write (default blocksize). Certain tasks such as mysql are way slower, ...
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How do I interpret a very high Avg. Disk sec/Write perfmon value?

Short version: Is the perfmon screenshot shown below enough evidence to say "something is wrong with your storage system"? Long version: I am debugging a performance problem: Some SQL Server query ...
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Run application from network drive takes long

This problem started recently, and I wasn't able to find a solution. Not even formatting solved. We have a program on our network drive and the Whole company accesses to this single exe. Usually the ...
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Taking a thread dump on IBM J9 takes a long time

I'm trying to collect a java core on AIX (java version 1.6). There is only one dump agent configured, which collects a system dump, heap dump and java core on every SIGQUIT, so I used HealthCenter to ...
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How to interpret atop Disk usage and what disk usage is reasonable

I have a a couple of virtual machines all with the same provider. I'm using them for web hosting and have started to get intermittent slow page load times. I've installed atop to try and get to the ...
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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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How efficient is the tac command on large files

The taccommand (catreversed) can be used to read a file backwards, just like cat reads it rom the beginning. I wonder, how efficient this is. Does it have to read the whole file from the beginning and ...
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finding if my linux server is the bottleneck

I have a redhat linux 6.x server being used for writing of backup images by NetBackup before being dedup to tape library. currently, I have at least 20 servers writing to it every time their backup ...
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NGINX using 100% of the server CPU when testing with Blitz.io

I'm facing an issue here and after four days of looking around I decided to ask for some help here, after all a million heads can think a lot better than one. I have a Ubuntu 14.04 server setup with ...
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MongoDB high CPU usage

Running MongoDB 2.4.11 on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS In top, this mongod thread is constantly using ~195% CPU: PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %MEM TIME+ COMMAND 24524 mongodb 20 ...
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Appropriate fan speed for a Dell PowerEdge T710

We have a DELL PowerEdge T710 in our office and it is really really noisy, the fans sound like vacuum cleaners! The discussion is whether the server is malconfigured and can be made more silent or if ...
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Server RAID0: one hdd is more %busy then the others?

I'm testing 3 servers with RAID0 with 4 disks. During my test I noticed on all 3 servers that one of the hdd's is more %busy and has much higher averige IO wait (almost 4x higher then the other ...
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Random server load spikes, number of tasks doubles, CPU/Memory consistent

We run a vBulletin forum with 6,000 visitors per day on an SSD VPS with 5GB RAM and 24 CPU Cores. On a typical day we see 30-50 concurrent users at any given moment. On busy mornings, it'll go up to ...
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Using Azure for application performance testing

I have some custom system management scripts/applications that I would like to performance test against a large number of systems (10,000+) in an effort to simulate larger-scale enterprise networks. ...
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Azure Variable Table v Temp Table

This is a bit long; but I have been working through queries figuring out where a performance issue is coming from. Appreciate you taking the time to read it. I have an application running on a ...
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XenServer 6.2 Read Only and Slow Disk I/O

I virtualized a datacenter a few months back and we have a pool of 3 HP DL360 G5 servers, each with 32GB of Memory and dual Intel Xeons. Recently we have been experiencing 2 issues, the first of which ...
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Network Performance / SMB-CIFS / Guidance

I'm an IT professional working out of my home office. I'm having some performance problems (NAS file copies) which I'm trying to isolate, using iperf. My question is on iperf. Infrastructure - ...
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slow copy due to disk write issue

I am trying to copy a file from /backup/ folder to /backup/abc/ and it is taking a lot of time. The copy operation on performed on other server is pretty fast. # df -HP Filesystem Size Used ...
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MySQL Workbench InnoDB Buffer Usage at 100%, always

The InnoDB Buffer Usage graph is always at 100%. I believe this started to happen when I changed MySQL's temp folder to a much bigger drive, does that make sense? I suppose the thing to do in this ...
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SMI generation / detection in GRUB / real mode vs. in Linux

I'm trying to get an idea of the frequency and duration of SMI events on a Supermicro X10SAE C226 board (2.0a BIOS) with E3-1245v3 Haswell CPU. The Intel BIOS Implementation Test Suite (BITS) SMI ...