OK, thanks Phil.
Actually, I checked, before sending my post to this newsgroup, the Load
Balancers documentation and it is saying that, depending on its actual
hardware, it could handle something like 20 000 connections. I was wondering
about this value and did not want to influence answers... So I am on good
tracks now because 250 connections limit seems to be a big limitation for
heavy traffic. Of course, I am doing things carefully and I have done some
tests and calculations that shows that we should increase this value now
without any doubt.
> > Hi,
> > I am working on a telecom system. I am in charge of performance
> > measurements. The system is Solaris 8 based. The servers are connected
> > Load Balancers. Obviously, in heavy load traffic conditions, the number
> > TCP connections is increasing because the system is requesting a server
> > answers in few seconds. The maximum number of TCP connections is limited
> > the Load Balancer to 250.
> > I guess (I know) that this limit is determined essentially by the amount
> > memory on both Load Balancers and servers that takes part of the
> > connections.
> > My question is : do you have any experience (HTTP servers) of the number
> > concurrent TCP connections that a Sparc server running Solaris (with how
> > much memory and what kind of processor ?) can handle. All I need is
> > values because I have no idea of what is a realistic value ...
> From past posts and web server performance comparisons, I am sure that
> with a GB of memory will support over 32,000 connections. Of course, the
> limitation will likely be your network bandwidth.
> > Regards
> > Antoine Davous
> Phil Frisbie, Jr.
> Hawk Software