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Servers experience intermittent CPU “sensitivity”

We have a strange intermittent issue with a few servers where their CPU's become more "sensitive" to load. By this I mean that processes that generally run without issue, suddenly take up ...
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How can I replay Apache access logs back at my servers to do real world load testing?

I looked at http://serverfault.com/questions/2107/tools-for-load-testing-http-servers but I couldn't see how to replay my own existing logs in any of those tools. I have a bug that only occurs under ...
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Performance issues with new dedicated server

I have just subscribed to a new dedicated server and am getting worse than expected PHP execution performance. Execution times are twice as high as on my old shared server! I'm definitely not an ...
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RAID 10 - many slow disks vs fewer fast disks

I am looking to buy HDDs for a single server which will be used as development server. The server will use ESXi as hypervisor and will have some but not too many virtual machines (web server, database ...
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Best performance- and backup-strategy with running multiple Webapps and databases on dedicated servers

my company is soon going to move our webservice-hosting to a new hoster and therefore i'm currently planing how everything will run in the future. I have to deploy at least: MsSQL-Database Server ...
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Handling time based events within a cluster [on hold]

I have a Java app which loads up records from a database and then executes something every x mins/seconds, in a one machine environment, this works fine, however if this was to be run in a cluster, I ...
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Sluggish performance on NTFS drive with large number of files

I am looking at this setup: Windows Server 2012 1 TB NTFS drive, 4 KB clusters, ~90% full ~10M files stored in 10,000 folders = ~1,000 files/folder Files mostly quite small < 50 KB Virtual drive ...
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top: sy higher than 70: What is going on here?

From the man page of top: sy: time running kernel processes The sy-value has peaks with values above 50, and then goes down to about 5 again. What could be the root of it? Here are two ...
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HTTP/2 and SPDY running together in Apache

I have the latest Apache installed and currently support HTTP/2. Can I setup SPDY and run it together with HTTP/2? The goal is to also take advantage of the SPDY for browsers that do not support ...
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Measuring 40Gbe performance

I've connected two hosts via a 40Gbe fibre link and would like to determine a baseline for data transfer between them. I'm seeing relatively low speeds (~620MB/s). It seems that the signalling rate is ...
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How to test Xen-Hypervisor performance [closed]

I need you guys help to do my term project of cloud computing class. Firstly, I have Ubuntu 14.04 and Xen 4.4 installed (finally, after days) on my system. My processor supports the virtualization. ...
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SAS / SATA max number of connected disks vs performance

I would like to understand following things: When I have a motherboard with SATA 6gb/s and 8 ports, does it mean that every single port is able to provide 6bg/s speed to disk that is connected over ...
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Ubuntu Server 14.04LTS Swappiness for server with 16GB memory

(don't worry I'm not asking what my setting should be, asking for the theory behind some conflicting advice I've read) My application is one that is lightweight and not under much load, but needs to ...
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HP DL 380 G8 ENERGY calculate [closed]

0 down vote Hello every one please i have some probléme calculing the energy power , i have a server : HP DL 380 G8 : - dual power supply - maximum number of disks and 1 baie StoreSimple ...
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Forking loads disk

I have a prefork/fork daemon. By atop I see, that master-process often consumes disk: PID TID RDDSK WRDSK WCANCL DSK CMD 16830 - 7264K 48696K 18624K 10% our daemon From strace I see, that it ...
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How to load balance with respect to memory, disk usage, and other attributes

I've found load balancers such as NGINX but those seem to work only by keeping in mind CPU usage and network traffic. How would I load balance with respect to other variables such as the amount of ...
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PHP IIS server website end user response time breakdown [on hold]

I wish to monitor whole end user response time (with resulting indicators, tables, graphs, alerts) of a PHP IIS website (10k to 1000k clics per day). Does someone know how can I do ? My first idea is ...
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TcpTimedWaitDelay is missing in Windows Server 2012

Suddenly my server log shows: An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient buffer space or because a queue was full And I googled and found these links as ...
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rsync: Maximum nice to keep system responsive

Unfortunately a background rsync reduces the responsiveness of a server. I search a way to have maximum niceness for this background task, to keep the server respond fast. My current wrapper ...
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How can I chose a max load threshold depending on the number of available cores?

I have a pipeline that runs some computationally intensive tasks on a Linux machine. The script that launches these checks the current load average and—if it is above a certain threshold— waits until ...
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How much of a performance hit for https vs http for apache?

Roughly how much of a performance hit will https take compared to http for the same page? Suppose I can handle 1000 requests/s for abc.php, how much will it decrease by when accessed through https? I ...
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IIS Performance Issues with Flat Files (html, css, js)

We're running an Windows 2012R2 VM with IIS 8.5 with the purpose of serving out flat files, no ASP.NET or other dynamic content is in use. The server is configured to map 5 sites to the same IP & ...
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How to improve AWS RDS Performance - Heavy read write updates

After searching and reading as many posts, comments and discussions I could find I did not find one specific to my issue. I have multiple AWS EC2 deployments with a single RDS all in the same ...
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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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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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Improve SSL Performance with Nginx

We have Nginx in the front of our system and we Proxy to Apache at the back. We use SSL/TLS for our connection. Question: Is Nginx the best option to terminate SSL/TLS connections in terms of ...
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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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Performance impact enabling intel vt-x

I have a rather unusual question: What is the performance impact when you enable vt-x and you don't need it? I ask this because all of the new servers I receive have this enabled by default in the ...
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What is the best way to analyze data captured from sar?

I've got some sysstat data that has been captured from servers with SAR, and I'm unsure what is the best way to analyze that data. I've found ksar, but it seems to be quite old and out of date. I'd ...
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Nginx auto minify html output

does anyone know of a way to get nginx (or any other method) to minify html output on the fly? It seems straightforward to me and can shave a few kb off and help speed up the site.
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Process runs slower as a scheduled task than it does interactively

I have a scheduled task which is very CPU- and IO-intensive, and takes about four hours to run (building source code, if you're curious). The task is a Powershell script which spawns various ...
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Improving I/O rates for EBS snapshot backed volumes

I'm working with a system that takes a set of 42 rotating daily EBS snapshots of each of its numerous (40) volumes for disaster recovery purposes. EBS volumes are aggregated into a RAID volume. A set ...
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Files served from Apache are slower than other methods

I have a vps with a 1Gb/s line, when running apps on the server I can get (be it not full) reasonable speeds, but when downloading files through apache from this server I never reach close to my line ...
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How can I determine which files have high I/O in Windows?

In trying to reduce the storage bottleneck on a Windows server (2008 R2) I need to find the files that have the highest I/O over a long period of time (aka 'hot' files) so I can move those to SSD ...
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Best Mysql cache settings for 8gb RAM dedicated mysql server using only Innodb (5gb database)

I'm a pretty big noob when it comes to setting up mysql for performance. And honestly I'm not worried about the fine tuning to squeeze every last bit of performance out of mysql, but I do know that ...
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Why might 'mpstat' and 'pidstat' disagree about CPU load levels?

I'm monitoring a mysql process in ubuntu 12.04 using mpstat and pidstat, simultaneously. While debugging its CPU usage, I noticed something unusual. While both tools agree that CPU load is occurring, ...
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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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Are there any good reasons for disabling hardware-assisted virtualization?

We've had a number of servers from Dell recently, all of which have had hardware-assisted virtualization disabled in the BIOS. As far as I know hardware-assisted virtualization is a good thing - so ...
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Performance associated with storing millions of files on NTFS

Does anyone have a method / formula, etc that I could use - hopefully based on both current and projected numbers of files - to project the 'right' length of the split and the number of nested ...
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Which raid array will be best practices with seven 1.2 tb hdd system

I have a server which have seven 1.2 tb hard disks. I have to create raid array but i don't decide which raid i use? First of all, first and most important matter is security. At any cost i must not ...
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Increase openfire memory to larger values

We use OpenFire for XMPP messages. We have some memory issues(OutOfMemoryError), and therefor we would like to increase memory. I know how to increase memory using VM options and we were able to ...
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lower tcp throughput than expected

I've conducted some tests which measured tcp throughput via wireless and wired connection. (a) was wired link between my desktop and my home router. (b) was wireless link between my desktop and my ...
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Monit fails with message APACHE-STATUS: error — no scoreboard found

We have mod_status setup and we have the weblink monitor link working real well. both the http://www.example.com/server-status?refresh=5 and ...
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Reduce Connecting time to server for inital request

I am struggling with decreasing load time of inital html page request. It is consistently above 800 ms however other websites they load in less than 300 ms. In this load time GTMetrix shows more than ...
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Does decommissioning nodes on hadoop cluster hamper performance?

I have 120 node Hadoop cluster, I have removed around 14 nodes in 7 days (each day - 2 nodes were decommissioned) Now users are facing some performance issues, does this decommission really matters. ...
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RAID1 very slow with LSI card and 2x Samsung EVO 850 drives

not sure if I'm checking it correctly, but here is what I have. Desktop, LSI 9260-8i card, see config below. 2x 500Gb Samsung 850 EVO drives. I also have Samsung 830 drive attached to motherboard ...
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Speed: nginx serving static content even faster: fixed folder ; how can I

we run centos and nginx one of latest versions in 2016. We use 1 media directory with some underlying subdirectories. FTTB for php is 200ms which is very fast - but now I discovered that the JS CSS ...
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Hardware performance penalty for Hyper-V Generation 2 VMs

I have the following configuration: Windows Server 2012 R2 OS installed on baremetal with Hyper-V. OS is installed on RAID1 850 PRO drives. Windows Server 2012 R2 Guest OS Generation 2 VM is located ...
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Slow gigabit speeds with Ookla speedtest software

We have 2 speedtest servers (RHEL 6.7) sitting on 10GB links with a 10GB pipe between the two. The servers are separated geographically by about 256 miles but traceroutes look very good, with 4 hops ...
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Odd performance fluctation with php-fpm and nginx

I'm running a load test against a web service. It's a php application running on php-fpm and nginx, with fastcgi. There is a MySQL backend being used for small reads only. Invariably, I'm seeing a ...