Questions about server hardware and software performance, or network performance.

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Measure traffic of streaming audio/video in whole office

I would like to measure the different traffic used in our office, specifically streaming of audio and video. I'm trying to assess whether there is any affect of people using streaming on our internet ...
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Synchronize Staging Server and Live Server [closed]

We have staging and live server at our office. Where Live code and DB changes are far more advanced than staging one.This application developed under php and DB is mysql. Earlier we used to work in ...
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mysql hot add memory

Is it possible for currently running jobs in MySQL to utilize memory that's been hot added? It looks like when memory is hot added to the VM the currently running jobs are not utilizing the additional ...
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How to interpret values of Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch

So there is a lot of guidance on the web that advises tracking the values of the Perfmon counter Hyper-V Hypervisor Virtual processor\CPU Wait time per dispatch as the nearest Hyper-V equivalent of ...
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Fastest SSL cipher implementation for Nginx if strength is NOT needed?

I have a use case that is the inverse of most: I'd like to implement very weak SSL ciphers in the name of performance, with the option to fall back to stronger ciphers if the client requests it. ...
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Does PostgreSQL perform on Windows as well as on Linux

This topic was brought up in 2011, and the consensus was that there were design considerations that would give PostgreSQL a leg up on Linux. It is now 2015, has that changed? If there are things that ...
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Is it better to store the MySQL database directory on a separate RAID 1 device?

We have a Linux server with a RAID 1 using two HDDs on which runs a Apache server managing multiple sites and some other services that interact intensively with the databases and produce massive ...
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email sending speed - how to improve

I am maintaining a server to send email mailings (no spam, of course). The current speed of this machine is approx. 2000 emails per hour. (edit: actually I did a test mailing today, removing the ...
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Apache and JBoss mod_cluster speed up reload

As an alternative to this question, is it possible to decrease the amount of time that it takes for the Apache (httpd) server to pick up the JBoss servers after the Apache server reloads? As of right ...
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postfix performance with lists in main.cf

For defining a list of items to assign to many different options in postfix, you can either use a comma separated list like this: relay_domains = example.com,example.net,example.org or a hash map ...
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Http proxy server performance analyzing

I have implemented a http proxy client/server. Currently I intended to test performance of this proxy client/server. Can anybody tell me what kind of tests should I take to analyze it's performance? ...
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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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Compiling nginx and php

Im about to set up a basic web server based on ubuntu server 14.04 x64 with an online shop section, the server will also consist mysql, mail, and maybe other servers as well until it runs smoothly. ...
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6 GB/s SAS RAID 10 (6 Drive) vs. 3 GB/s SAS RAID 10 (14 Drive)

I am running MS SQL 2014 Standard and have a Dell MD 3000i iSCSI SAN. Rough specs: Dell R610 With PERC H700 controlling 6 x 2.5" 15K SAS drives (6 GB/s) Dell MD3000i with 14 x 3.5" 15K SAS drives (...
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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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Test cloud VM performance

I have a linux VM hosted in a cloud environment. I suspect the provider to do too much overprovisioning with CPU and IO, from time to time. For example postgresql's reports 300ms+ queries that are ...
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What can explain Hyperthreading bringing a server to its knees

In the last year I've had 2 brand new servers that I commissioned where their performance made them unusable. The both servers were Dell R620 servers with 1 processor. One had 6 cores and the other ...
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Are there benchmarks that measure code execution with various CPUs? Nodejs server building

I have experience building PCs with gaming in mind. But where do I start when it comes to building a server (running specifically NodeJS programs)? I know the most significant factor would be the ...
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Slow sudo response

We have LDAP setup to provide information regarding sudo. The whole system works, but it takes a long time (~10 seconds) for any sudo command to return. For instance if I run strace -f -r -o ...
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Performance tuning world wide?

I am working on a website that is used by people all over the world. Currently we have a web server that is in Oregon and a database sever that is in Chicago. When users from the US access the ...
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Router limits network performance but its CPU load isn't 100%

I'm using a PC Engines APU device running FreeBSD as a NAT router. The setup is very usual: one WAN connection and one LAN connection. Theoretically, WAN connection is 800/40 Mbit/s and the LAN one ...
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Virtualized Server 2003 vs Server 2008 R2 file transfer rate differences?

Basically I am trying to find out where the difference in the rate of a network file copy might come from. I have a virtual Server 2008 R2 SP1 and a virtual Server 2003 R2 SP2, using the same store, ...
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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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Slow serving of static files with IIS 8

We're hosting an ASP.Net MVC web app on Windows Server 2012, which runs over HTTPS. Most of the time everything is nice and fast, but we've noticed that about 1 in 50 requests for static files (e.g. ...
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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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Counterintuitive drop in CPU

I am running a memcached service in a linux container pinned to a specific physical core. As expected the CPU increases when the number of requests increase. The requests are sent from a workload ...
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Does it make sense to remove NFS from a simple web server?

Does it make sense security- and performance-wise to remove NFS on a simple server which has ~10 Wordpress websites? Or is simply stopping the services enough?
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Parallel Processing and Disk IO for performance. More cores or more servers?

I have a large analysis job on an AWS EC2 instance (c3.8xlarge) on Ubuntu 12.04. The objective is to load the server at 100% CPU, running as many jobs as memory allows (varying amounts but generally ...
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How to determine performance improvement from precompiling ASP.NET site?

I have an ASP.NET (non-MVC) site that is deployed to IIS. I've setup the precompile options (for deploy/publish). Settings are below in the image. I've tried a variation of the settings below and from ...
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Linux fixed file size copy from Windows Server 2012 NFS share

Company is in the process of switching from hosting MongoDB on windows server 2012 to hosting on linux(ubuntu 14.04) Current backup and restore strategy involves copying all the data files via ...
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Which CentOS Version Should I Use?

I have some used rackmount servers (Dell R610, HP DL180 G6, HP DL360 G5) that I intend to use for on demand video streaming in a colocation environment. I would like to have them all on the same OS to ...
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What does RXTX Factor mean, what is it and how does it affect my server?

In the Rackspace overview for their next gen servers they have a table of flavor options. In the table there is a column called RXTX factor with no explanation. I tried googling, but couldn't find ...
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Measuring request response time by port

So, I'm currently working on a project in which I spin up a set docker image on a number of different machines and configurations. This image basically contains a web server that accepts a number of ...
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psping to localhost - improve throughput

I'm using following psping command to measure the bandwith throughput for localhost on a physical server psping -4 -b -l 8k -n 20000 localhost:1234 The throughput is around 150MB/s wich isn't all ...
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ssd performance against hdd performance

I have two server, one with a SSD, one with a HDD. I've been running hdparm to see the differences, but the results for Timing cached reads and Timing are quite equal/HDD is faster: SSD: Timing ...
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TCP - TAP performance

Linux. Is there a performance loss from using a tap device vs a hardware one like eth0 ? The goal is to create a user space tcp/ip stack and avoid the kernel as much as possible. I would like to be ...
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Performance Tuning Linux [closed]

Performance Tuning/ Monitoring/Latency keeping in mind I see following 4 items & in each item they are lot of tools. CPU Memory IO Network What I see following tools we do use. vmstat mpstat ...
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UFS wedge : “Out of journal space!” - how to tune? (FreeBSD)

I'm running FreeBSD 9.2p13 with UFS and journaled softupdates. Does anybody know how to tune softupdates journal on UFS? There are no suitable information in handbook, man pages or sysctl ...
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Azure IO performance sql server [duplicate]

We are in the process of migrating our on-premises sql server to Azure and I am having trouble with the IO performance. I have created a new D14 instance and attached 16 virtual disks at 100GB in ...
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Apache CentOS Server very slow! Wrong configuration?

I have a problem with server overload on a Apache configuration 8gb of RAM 1and1.com Virtual Server. Server gets extremely slow once it reaches 100+ active users (according to google analytics) during ...
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Packet loss between windows guest and Ubuntu 14.04 host

We are seeing packet loss between one of our Ubuntu 14.04 hosts and a KVM guest running Windows 2008 R2. The loss only shows up at high loads. Similarly loaded machines running 12.04 do not exhibit ...
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Read performance of old LTO-2 tape

I have a stack of old LTO-2 tapes, and my task is to save the contents as large binary files on disk for eventual consolidation on newer media. (The contents are in a custom format specific to this ...
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Improve openvpn bandwidth Debian 7

I configured openvpn on a dedicated server. Things are working fine but the bandwidth is not as high as it should be given the network specifications : The dedicated server has 250Mbps DL speed and ...
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How can I speed up PowerShell cmdlets that are using the -CimSession parameter?

As the title says, how could someone speed up the execution of this tiny script? Am I using the New-CimSession that right way anyway? $computers = Get-ADComputer -SearchBase "OU=W2012,OU=Servers,DC=...
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Parallel disk seek with JBOD

I'm looking to build a 80 TB file based storage system. Ideally, I'd like to do this with a large JBOD and one server with a lot of cores. My question is: Will JBOD containers (like Intel's) allow ...
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Is running permanently in a VMWare snapshot bad for performance?

I understand that the VMWare KB frowns upon long running snapshots mainly due to two things (In my opinion) Taking tons of snapshots can fill up the data store. Snapshots are simply delta files. ...
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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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How are CPU time and CPU usage the same?

In the Wikipedia page for CPU time, it says The CPU time is measured in clock ticks or seconds. Often, it is useful to measure CPU time as a percentage of the CPU's capacity, which is called ...
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Performance-wise, is a DNS Slave better to have than two duplicate Masters?

I have two bind9 servers that are not setup with duplicate settings and know nothing about each other. Our CPU usage is sitting around 7% - 10%: mostly bind, which I believe is perfectly in range for ...