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Mongodb, we can't go over 100 insert/sec on 200iops HDD

Thanks in advance for your help, we get a strange behaviour in mongodb. So we have a cluster of 20 shards, each composed of 1 master and 2 slaves. This database has a heavy load of write only. However ...
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how to identify and report bad RDS hardware

Recently we [finally] migrated all of our production hardware from the deprecated default networking into VPCs including EC2 and RDS nodes. Everything went pretty well except when we started to run ...
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Why is zfs/btrfs recommended for an lxd host?

Note that for maximum performance, it's recommended to have /var/lib/lxd on a btrfs filesystem or setup ZFS or LVM and configure LXD to use a ZFS pool or LVM VG. Source Why is that? I.e. How ...
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Managing sudden peak in traffic for event ticketing system

I am going to be managing an event ticketing system for a specific event. I think we will probably be expecting generally low traffic, although there's likely to be a few sudden peaks of traffic (to ...
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Which bandwith can i expect, when i´m running a SATA SSD on a SAS interface?

So, i know this question had been asked before. I consider to buy a SSD for my Server, because i kinda hate the SAS HDDs in there. I thought: If i connect a SSD, which, in fact, handles way more ...
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Fastest triggering of realtime anti virus scan

I have the problem, that in each backup of my mail system (File based archive on Windows Server 2012 R2), errors occur while backing up virus-infected e-mail attachment files. This is caused by the ...
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Finding or estimating sequential vs random distribution of existing system (VMware / SAN)

IOMeter testing says the IOPs of the storage subsystem can range from hundreds of IOPs for 100% random loads to tens of thousands IOPs for 100% sequential loads. Is there any way I can measure or ...
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Oprofile events are not available

I run an Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5520 @ 2.27GHz and I've just started to use Oprofile. I want to measure some events like the BUS_REQ_OUTSTANDING and BUS_TRAN_BRD but are not available. Is ...
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Filesystem Performance for LUKS Encrypted Volumes?

As you can format a LUKS volume with any filesystem you want, are certain filesystems better-suited to IO performance against an encrypted filesystem? Specifically, I'm wondering about a loop device ...
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Bad performance on ocfs2 with many files

i am managing a small science server infrastructure with an ocfs2 storage. On the storage are about 9.000.000 files consuming 4,7 TB. The files itself a really small around 500KiB-1Mb. The problem is ...
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Server Specs for browser game that hugs cpu

Our team have developed a web browser game, our servers are using nginx and php-fpm to host the website. the game consist of two parts an api and the game itself. both applications reside on its own ...
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Comparing 1x Xeon multi core vs 4x UltraSparc IV

I'm in the process of reviewing specs for hardware running an Oracle server. The new hardware will be running using Xeon processor compared to the old servers (Solaris) running on UltraSparc IV. So ...
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Guest OS 100% utilization, 'Total Run Time' is about 60%

I have ran CPU stress test on linux HyperV VM. Linux reports 100% CPU utilization, but "Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual Processor(*)\%Total Run Time" metric shows about 60-70%. Is it possible to obtain "...
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OpenVPN low performance. Do I have MTU problems? Dumps inside

I have problems with an OpenVPN tunnel which does not reach line speed. The gateway is a Debian Jessy virtual server hosted at OVH. The client is either my freebsd 10.2 homeserver (Intel I3 Ivy Bridge)...
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How can I determine the performance penalty of VT-d vs. baremetal?

I am looking to configure my server in a slight odd way to create a private cloud setup. I have to take the HBA that my storage disks are tied to and pass it into a VM (probably xen) to allow the ...
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What's your experience with the AWS NAT Gateway performance?

In December/2015 Amazon launched their VPC NAT Gateway service which is basically a managed alternative to creating your own (and it looks very good in comparison to NAT instances). I was just about ...
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Linux top in RES what does the 't' suffix stand for

When monitoring my system with top, I noticed that under RES some values have a 't' suffix, but I can't see any indication of what this means. PID USER PR NI VIRT RES SHR S %CPU %...
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SQL Azure insert query ten times slower on V12 than V11?

I noticed performance degradation about two weeks ago impacting one of our applications with an SQL Azure backend. It's running on V12 on tier S1 90% of the time, sometimes scaling to S2, S3 or P1. ...
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php-fpm and nginx @ high CPU usage?

My server is with DigitalOcean with the following plan: 2 Core Processor 2 GB Memory My website is receiving thousands of visitors, however, both CPU cores are @ 100%: The issue seems to be with ...
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Performance Impact of a SSD on Jetty

I was wondering if anyone has experience or data if the overall performance of a request is impacted by a SSD when using e. G. Jetty with all necessary data loaded to the RAM. I would expect no ...
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Nginx Stress Test with httperf - Large Data Transfer Differences from Apache Server

I'm running a simple httperf stress test on a quad-core Nginx server, pointed at an HTML/PHP document. Large connection rates quickly begin experiencing high connection and response times (see the ...
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Why my disk elevator is set to “deadline”

I have CentOS 6.x Linux server with kernel 2.6.32-573.8.1.el6.x86_64. I did some checks today and I found that disk elevator is "deadline". [root@srv ~]# cat /sys/block/sda/queue/scheduler noop ...
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What are the various factors that limits disk read and write speeds and on a network? [closed]

How to choose a server which: has high I/O performance of storage is highly flexible in terms of adding more storage So, basically these servers should act as storage servers for OST in lustre ...
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Persist statistics data from Postgres' stats_temp_directory on demand

We are investigating I/O load in one of our VMs and possibilities to optimize it and it showed that most of the load is generated by the stats collector of PostgreSQL. It jumps between 3,5 and 6,5 MB/...
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Debug slow lan (ssh, nfs) file transfer

I've got two linux boxes attached to a gigabit switch. They both have gigabit NICs, cables are cat7. Testing the network with iperf shows a fast connection but transferring files with rsync, scp, or ...
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Apache TLS (SSL) Performance

We are running a fairly powerful dedicated server with a Xeon CPU, 32GB RAM, and RAID SSDs running Centos 6. Yet, we are still seeing HTTPS add over 100ms to our page download time. Is there anything ...
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Synology DS1813+ RAID 5 with iSCSI IO wait perfomance issue

I'm have RAID 5 on Synology DS1813+ (DSM Version: DSM 5.0-4493 Update 4) with 8 ST4000DM000-1F2168 disk, usind as NAS and iSCSI/NFS targer for ESXi. In low read/write rate from disk have more io wait,...
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Unexpected discrepancy between write and read performance using cryptsetup 1.4.3 and 1.6.6 on Debian Wheezy (7.9) and Debian Jessie (8.2)

I have been setting up a raid1 array and have set up an encrypted medium using cryptsetup with default options. The raid arrays are supposed to use 2 drives, but for the moment, I only have 1 drive in ...
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MySql ignores memory settings

I'm using MySql community server 5.6 on Ubuntu 15.04, I have /etc/mysql/my.cnf (no other config files). I've made changes to it and restarted MySql. When I use such query SELECT @@key_buffer_size (...
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Virtualization - Ten 1Gbps links or one 10Gbps link? (Performance)

I have a machine that has several VM's (5) and 3 physical networking cards (with each 2 ports), with a total of six 1Gbps ethernet ports. I have a SPF-capable switch, having a total of 48Gbps ...
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How to calculate Hardware requirements to send push notifications to GCM [duplicate]

I am gathering hardware requirements for system (up to 100M users) that would be firing Push notifications and nothing more. It would receive a signal to send message and then would select all users ...
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asp.net website intermittent slowness

I have published a asp.net web application in azure which has the configuration of D-13. The domain has been registered with GoDaddy. These are the list of webpages I am using Login.aspx Landing....
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Finding SQL Server Bottleneck - not CPU, IO, available memory

I'm trying to identify the bottleneck on a new SQL Server implementation (2012 Enterprise). I've been running some meaty queries/ETL jobs which are taking a considerable time - but I'm having ...
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KVM bad IO sync performance in Linux guest

I'm setting up virtualized Ubuntu 15.10 guest inside Ubuntu 15.04 server using libvirt and KVM. Storage in host system: # mount | grep ext4 /dev/sda1 on / type ext4 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,...
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How to find the bottleneck for slow rsync

I want to find the bottleneck for a slow rsync. I see these parts (on byte flow order): IO on source CPU on source Network CPU on destination IO on destination How can I debug this?
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Low iops,read and write performances

We are currently testing our using ZFS on Linux as a storage platform for our VPS nodes but we don't seem to be getting the performance figures we expected. Can you please provide some suggestions as ...
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Check the cause of slow loading time among different server

A e-shop has developed using perstashop and put to the three server: the first 2 are amazon EC2, should be same setting Server 1: http://be-pure.com/en/women/3-slim-y-tank.html Server 2: http://52....
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Will adding CPU cores or RAM to my cloud server improve speed in my situation? [duplicate]

I have a Siteground cloud server, and I know nothing about servers. It hosts 8 websites, although 3 of them have their own dedicated IP addresses and cPanels. It's on a Linux server, but there's ...
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Decreased performance of Mysql after superior hardware upgrade

I am quite new to Percona/database servers and i dont know how to approach the following issue. Couple of days ago i upgraded the hardware of a percona cluster (3 nodes) servers with a much more ...
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MongoDB 80,000+ insertions per second

To test my MongoDB 3.2 / WiredTiger on CentOS6, I use the script from http://vladmihalcea.com/2013/12/01/mongodb-facts-80000-insertssecond-on-commodity-hardware/. Here I list the script (a little ...
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What is the “right way” to combine sync and drop_caches?

When I need to do echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches with a sync beforehand, is it better to use sync && echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches or sync ; echo 3 > /proc/sys/vm/drop_caches....
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How do I diagnose an intermittent ADSL issue

A few weeks ago, we started seeing brief intermittent outages of our connection to the internet. Our connection to the internet looks like this: Internet <---> DSL Provider <---> ADSL ...
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Apache - delay over HTTPS but not HTTP

I have a problem with an Apache 2.4.7 on Ubuntu 14.04 (almost default settings), virtual cloud server. On a medium server load (about 2/3.0 cpu usage and tons of free memory) the time for ...
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Generating a lot of dirty pages is blocking synchronous writes

We have processes doing background writes of big files. We would like those to have minimal impact on other processes. Here is a test realised on SLES11 SP4. The server has massive memory, which ...
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Router - huge difference in Tx vs. Rx

I have two computers: (B) Banana Pi - 1 Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi (supports 802.11n) (D) Desktop PC - 1 Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi (2x2 MIMO, supports 802.11n) And (R) Mikrotik RouterBOARD RB951G-2HnD -...
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DRBD terrible sync performance on 10GigE

I've set up a pair of identical servers with RAID arrays (8 cores, 16GB RAM, 12x2 TB RAID6), 3 10GigE interfaces, to host some highly available services. The systems are currently running Debian 7.9 ...
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Why is my bare-metal 16x 2.93GHz cores computer performing poorer than a VPS with 4x 2.5GHz cores?

I have a written a piece of multi-threaded software that does a bunch of simulations a day. This is a very CPU-intensive task, and I have been running this program on cloud services, usually on ...
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Side-effects of having different Memory (RAM) in a server? Example 1600 Mhz and 2100 Mhz [closed]

I know that you should always have the same memory clock speed and in best case even the same manufacturer meaning the same RAM Module. But what happens if you use for example the following setup: ...
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Long Response Times for Reads via FCoE

We're getting some intriguing performance with our new FCoE environment, and I was hoping that people could let me know if what we're seeing is expected behaviour. Our switching environment consists ...
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Which VM needs more resources?

I have a physical server which runs 8 virtual machines with virt-manager and kvm. Since one VM is not needed any more, I want to give the remaining virtual machines more resources. I'm looking for ...