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Mobile Native App Performance Testing tools

What all different open source tools can be used for Performance testing of Native mobile app? I am looking for both Server Side as well Device level testing. I have come up with following list:- ...
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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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How to achieve multiple NFS/TCP connections to the same server?

I'm trying to maximize the NFS/TCP bandwidth between a Linux client and a single NFS server over a 10Gbps link. Although each NFS mount has its own device (major/minor), everything comes down to a ...
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How to troubleshoot performance issues of PHP, MySQL and generic I/O

I have a WordPress based website running on a shared hosting. Its response time is very decent (around 2s to retrieve the HTML page and 5s to load all the resources). I was planning to move it to a ...
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CentOS Tuned Equivalent For Debian

Running a few systems, a few are Debian which have been great. I have on the CentOS boxes tuned(tuned-adm) installed and setup for throughput. I searched all over Google and only found some articles ...
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ZFS reads on FreeBSD incredibly slow

I have a FreeBSD 10.0 system on which I have MySQL running with its InnoDB database files stored on ZFS. It seemed to have been going fine for months, but lately, and seemingly suddenly, performance ...
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Horrible PHP/MySQL Query Performance On Ubuntu Server 10.04

I just did a clear install of Ubuntu Server 10.04 with the standard LAMP config.. Then I made a small script to test insert speeds into a table with 3 columns. When I run the script on any of my ...
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Software vs hardware RAID performance and cache usage

I've been reading a lot on RAID controllers/setups and one thing that comes up a lot is how hardware controllers without cache offer the same performance as software RAID. Is this really the case? I ...
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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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Troubleshooting MySQL Performance Issues

Environment: 1 physical machine 8GB RAM some older Core2Duo CPU 1 HDD Windows Vista 64 bit 1 Virtual Machine 16 GB RAM 2 vCPUs Windows 7 64bit Both machines running MySQL 5.5.28 (64Bit) with ...
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Different network speeds from servers on same subnet

I have a pretty strange issue, I'm looking for advice on how I can debug it. I have two servers (A) and (B) on the same subnet and switch. Server A->B transfers at a full 12MB/s and vice-versa. ...
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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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Why is giga bit network fast than disk? [closed]

Why is fast giga bit network than disk? According to below URL for slide of Dr Jeff Dean, giga bit network is fast than disk. ...
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SSD vs RAM - Optimal ratio for different data sets / databases [duplicate]

I am looking for an advice or even better some studies / benchmarks to read for different scenarios (data sets) when it comes to the best ratio between actual RAM and SSDs. I know that fitting the ...
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Performance Issue Between SQL and IIS on Seperate Machines

First time OP on serverfault, but an avid user of stackoverflow. We have two high-specification boxes, both running Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard. On one we have IIS 7.5, the other SQL Server 2008 ...
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BackupExec 12 + RALUS - VERY slow backups

We use Backup Exec 12 and the Remote Agent for Linux/Unix Servers (RALUS) to backup a large RHEL5 system. For various reasons we need to do a daily working set job. These working-set jobs run ...
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Azure IO performance

We have a number of Windows Server virtual machines that we use for .NET and Java development and QA. I find Azure attractive for the obvious reasons but mainly for the opportunity to reduce ...
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vSphere | VMs are balooning and swapping | sched.mem.max paratmetar does not exist

I have two VMs in ESXi5.5 environment that are swapping memory. After a long research I found out the below two articles where it is explained that one must compare the values of memsize and ...
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Migrating Vmware to Hyper-V - number of Virtual CPU

I'm performing a migration from VmWare to Hyper-V and the Virtual CPU that you are assigning to a Virtual Machine is different and I'd like to know what should be the equivalent values when we move a ...
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How can I adjust buffer settings when using xbootmgr?

I am trying to analyze our clients which suffer from long boot & logon delays, so I installed Windows Performance Toolkit. This is the command line I have used to capture a startup: xbootmgr ...
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NGNIX server for static content is too slow [on hold]

I'm new to NGNIX server. Perhaps someone can help me to solve the issue. Here is my server configuration file: server { listen 80; server_name static.myhost.com; access_log ...
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How to estimate max request per second of web servers? [duplicate]

I'm planning on a system that handles quite a huge amount of requests per second (say 500,000 requests / second). How to estimate maximum request per second of my web server can handle (so that I can ...
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Sata Disk very poor performance

I have a HP MicroServer NL54, stock BIOS, with 4 HDs Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache. If I run a dd benchmark I get: $ dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/sdb bs=4K count=4096 4096+0 ...
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Server high memory and cpu - no leads

I've been asked to troubleshoot a server hosting our application at a client's facility. The client has complained to us on two separate occasions in the last week - week and a half. In one instance ...
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Servers in different DC's - performance impact

Today Linode eat my nerves completely by shutting down main DB server for 25 minutes due to their internal network problems. Right today I was going to set up another one server at linode to set up ...
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HP ProLiant BL460c Configuring Memory

I hope you can help me. I need to install 48GB of RAM in an HP BL460c G1. The CPU is 48W, and I've researched the specification and I can do it for this kind of processor. I've also read the basic ...
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Upgrading a PERC h310 to a PERC H710 mini RAID controller on a Dell R620

I have an ESXi 5.0 Free license host using an internal Datastore (RAID 5, 5 Disk) that was configured with a Dell PERC h310 RAID controller. The disk performance was very poor, so I upgraded to the ...
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KVM Virtual Machines and Public IPs

I currently have some Virtual Machines on my business dedicated server using the KVM layer as apposed to Xen or other virtualization methods. I was wondering if I could get a "best practice" on ...
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Delaying packets with libnetfilter_queue

From my Raspberry Pi configured as an access point, I set the following rules: sudo iptables -I FORWARD -p tcp --sport 25 -j NFQUEUE --queue-num 0 sudo iptables -I FORWARD -p tcp --sport 80 -j ...
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How to measure I/O performance of ramdisk (/dev/ram0)?

Can we measure I/O performance of ramdisk(/dev/ram0) ? AFAIK I/O performance can be measured using 'dd' command. Eg: # dd if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/ramdisk0/file bs=1k count=200
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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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MYSQL - is LOCALHOST speedy than i.e. (domain) mysql.domain.com [closed]

I am interested, on some hosting(although they are paid hostings, for example, DreamHost. probably 000webhost too), in database server, you have to insert: mysql.domain.com (instead of: localhost). I ...
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Hardware limitations of a RADIUS server? [duplicate]

I would like to configure a RADIUS server to authenticate users by retrieving informations from an HSS. However, I am wondering about the need to install several servers with a load balancer. Note ...
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postfix SMTP outgoing gateway server, Software RAID1 vs RAID1 + RAID 0 on 2 disks

I have this old smtp server that is currently running Windows 2003 and with EOL I want to move it to something that will continue to get security upgrades but at same time I want to improve ...
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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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NGINX Serving Large mp4 Files extremely inefficiently

I am currently running nginx/1.0.15 on a Centos 6.6 OS. The server has the following specs: Intel(R) Atom(TM) CPU C2750 @ 2.40GHz (8 cores) 32GB Ram 5 x 6000 GB 7200 RPM (Raid 10) The Problem The ...
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MySQL high CPU usage on small website

I have a small website hosted on a dedicated server (FreeBSD 9.2, MySQL 5.6.1 and php 5.5.5). The problem is that MySQL eats a lot of cpu resources even if the website have a few visitors. The ...
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NFSv3 client differences in read/write performance

I'm taking care of a few servers that make relatively heavy use of a NFS filer. At crunch time a single server sends about 2k reads + 2k writes per sec to the filer. According to nfsiostat at these ...
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Database server: E5-2620v2 MLC SSD Software RAID1 vs E5-2650 Hardware RAID 10 / 2X RAID 1 for read performance and reliability [duplicate]

I am looking for a new database server and I have 2 options at this point with multiple configurations, all assuming same price. This will be a PostgreSQL database server with lots of READ (we are ...
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What is the key point to select Server for Database vs Server for Website [duplicate]

I would like to know, what is the key point to select between Server to used for Database (ex. used for store all data, select / insert / update all transaction) Server to used for Website (ex. ...
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MySQL slow connection

I am running a laravel application that is on a separate server than my MySQL database. If I run the query on the Mysql server it takes the expected 0.00 - 0.01 seconds to return. However when I log ...
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nginx loading page very slow

I just deployed nginx in a new environment with the same configuration that I've used previously and I am seeing some very odd behavior. Nginx is configured as a reverse proxy for Solr, when I try ...
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interpreting IOPS these Bonnie++ and iostat results

I am looking to interpret the IOPS from a few runs of bonnie++ using iostat simultaneously and using the benchmarking from this post: Can I determine IOPS on a disk array using bonnie++? bonnie++ ...
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Very poor disk performance on KVM node - mdadm raid10

For a long period of time, i'm experiencing performance issues on CentOS servers that are used for KVM virtualization. I'm running software RAID-10 with 4 disks (Seagate ST2000DM001, 2TB, 7200rpm ...
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How to find source of system running slow clock?

I've a problem on one of my Gentoo server. After some time, the clock starts running very very slow. It takes about one minute for one second to go. The major problem is that not only the clock is ...
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Use in-memory database or search engine for read only to make website faster

I have an application which require doing a lot of queries for every single page which make it slower. I have tried to use cache systems (Redis) but implementation are little bit complicated and will ...
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Why is hash join slow in postgresql 9.1?

I transfered my DB from Postgresql 8.4 to new server with Postgresql 9.1. Size of DB is 9.9GB Data directory is situated on ssd 60GB disk. And server has 16GB RAM and 16 proccessor cores. But today ...
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cloud server performance vs same specification dedicated server?

I have a web application written in php (5.6.10) and using Postgresql (9.4) we have about 4k users per day and about 20k page views per days, my main issue that we are running in cloud host with 2 ...
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cpufreq-info differs from /proc/cpuinfo?

I have a server and I want to ensure it's always running at maximum speed, never in energy-saving mode. I've tried a few strategies (aside from rebooting and changing the setting in the bios, which I ...
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PHP5-FPM pm.max_children affect RAM or CPU+RAM?

Recently inherited a Nginx+PHP5-FPM server, and I'm learning and trying to optimize PHP5-FPM settings. Server info: 4 CPUs (8 threads) 7.5 GiB RAM PHP5-FPM info: pm.max_children = 5 ...