performance e450 / Solaris 2.6

performance e450 / Solaris 2.6

Post by Frank Vergee » Thu, 05 Aug 1999 04:00:00



Hello,
I've got performance problems with my Enterprise 450, Since the
applications (networkmanagement software i.e. HPOV NNM, CWSI) requires
more memory, we first increased this from the previous 256Mb to 1 Gb.
Still the system verry slow. I asumed that swap space (500mb at the
moment) must be twice the internal memory but the SUN engineer I spoke,
sad that solaris even works without swap space. (depending on the
applications) What is the best way to troubleshoot such problems ? I see
that the CPU idle is low and according to the SUN engineer the
fr(scan-rate) counter is to high.

vmstat 5
 procs     memory            page            disk          faults
cpu
 r b w   swap  free  re  mf pi po fr de sr f0 m0 m1 m2   in   sy   cs us
sy id
 1 0 0  31440 21352  54  18 10 449 440 0 0  0  0  0  0 1119 1454  623 84
15  1
 1 0 0 387512 16312  55   4 14 435 432 0 0  0  0  0  0  937 14648 570 86
13  1
 1 0 0 387504 16320  52   4 12 443 440 0 0  0  0  0  0  925 13756 521 86
14  0
 1 0 0 387504 16256  60  79 20 508 502 0 0  0  0  0  0 1007 13614 660 86
14  0

Thanks in advance for any help
Frank

--
Frank Vergeer / Sr.Network Manager
http://www.accu.uu.nl/~vergeer

A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking

 
 
 

performance e450 / Solaris 2.6

Post by Ron Dille » Thu, 05 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Frank,

From Sol7 man

man vmstat
-----
...
     page      Report information about page  faults  and  paging
               activity. The information on each of the following
               activities is given in units per second.

               re        page reclaims - but see  the  -S  option
                         for how this field is modified.

               mf        minor faults - but see the -S option for
                         how this field is modified.

               pi        kilobytes paged in

               po        kilobytes paged out

               fr        kilobytes freed

               de        anticipated short-term memory  shortfall
                         (Kbytes)

               sr        pages scanned by clock algorithm
...
-----

sr is the scan rate (which is 0 <fine>)

I can understand why you are having performance problems with 0-1% idle
time.

man on vmstat to get a better understanding of the output and for more
verbose output check out virtual adrian
(http://www.sun.com/sun-on-net/performance/se3/) and adrian's
performance articles (also on sunsolve).

Ron


> Hello,
> I've got performance problems with my Enterprise 450, Since the
> applications (networkmanagement software i.e. HPOV NNM, CWSI) requires
> more memory, we first increased this from the previous 256Mb to 1 Gb.
> Still the system verry slow. I asumed that swap space (500mb at the
> moment) must be twice the internal memory but the SUN engineer I spoke,
> sad that solaris even works without swap space. (depending on the
> applications) What is the best way to troubleshoot such problems ? I see
> that the CPU idle is low and according to the SUN engineer the
> fr(scan-rate) counter is to high.

> vmstat 5
>  procs     memory            page            disk          faults
> cpu
>  r b w   swap  free  re  mf pi po fr de sr f0 m0 m1 m2   in   sy   cs us
> sy id
>  1 0 0  31440 21352  54  18 10 449 440 0 0  0  0  0  0 1119 1454  623 84
> 15  1
>  1 0 0 387512 16312  55   4 14 435 432 0 0  0  0  0  0  937 14648 570 86
> 13  1
>  1 0 0 387504 16320  52   4 12 443 440 0 0  0  0  0  0  925 13756 521 86
> 14  0
>  1 0 0 387504 16256  60  79 20 508 502 0 0  0  0  0  0 1007 13614 660 86
> 14  0

> Thanks in advance for any help
> Frank

> --
> Frank Vergeer / Sr.Network Manager
> http://www.accu.uu.nl/~vergeer

> A conclusion is the place where you get tired of thinking

--
+--------------------------------------------------------+
|   Ron Dilley          Sr. UNIX Network Administrator   |

+--------------------------------------------------------+

 
 
 

performance e450 / Solaris 2.6

Post by Fishin » Sat, 07 Aug 1999 04:00:00


Quote:>I've got performance problems with my Enterprise 450, Since the
>applications (networkmanagement software i.e. HPOV NNM, CWSI) requires
>more memory, we first increased this from the previous 256Mb to 1 Gb.
>Still the system verry slow. I asumed that swap space (500mb at the
>moment) must be twice the internal memory but the SUN engineer I spoke,
>sad that solaris even works without swap space. (depending on the
>applications) What is the best way to troubleshoot such problems ? I see
>that the CPU idle is low and according to the SUN engineer the
>fr(scan-rate) counter is to high

Well as pointed out your scan rate is actually zero which is a good thing. How
many CPUs are in the machine? What speed?  You could try trussing the top
process to see what's going on under the covers. Might want to also make sure
all the patches are up to date.  There were some significant fixes in the
kernel patches.  The 85/15 ratio on the user/system of the CPU sure make me
think somethings not quite right... like bad code....

HTH,
john

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John Stachlewicz
Sys Admin

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