Server limitations

Currently running GMS 2.1 build 230 on a sles11sp3 box.

Has 2 cpu, 8GB of RAM and a 50GB drive for the mail sync.

As of right now we have 120 users with 147 devices syncing to 6
different PO's. About 38GB free on the mail sync drive, only stats I'm
anywhere near concerned with is cpu and memory.

Currently cpu is at 21% and memory at 66%. Just wondering about where
as far as user count before I have to get overly concerned about
increasing resources.

I've already added RAM to this VM over the last couple years, so that's
no biggie, just wondering if there is any limit of RAM on a sles11sp3
box, and if so if it's anything under 64GB or anything like that.

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Stevo
  • Hi Stevo,

    If my memory serves me correctly SLES 11 64bit will support up to 256TB of RAM, but that's just my [failing] memory!

    Your data drive is very small and way under the recommendations made by Novell. That is where my concern would lie, not with memory or CPU.

    Cheers,
  • "Stevo" Wrote in message:

    > Currently running GMS 2.1 build 230 on a sles11sp3 box.
    >
    > Has 2 cpu, 8GB of RAM and a 50GB drive for the mail sync.
    >
    > As of right now we have 120 users with 147 devices syncing to 6
    > different PO's. About 38GB free on the mail sync drive, only stats I'm
    > anywhere near concerned with is cpu and memory.
    >
    > Currently cpu is at 21% and memory at 66%. Just wondering about where
    > as far as user count before I have to get overly concerned about
    > increasing resources.
    >
    > I've already added RAM to this VM over the last couple years, so that's
    > no biggie, just wondering if there is any limit of RAM on a sles11sp3
    > box, and if so if it's anything under 64GB or anything like that.


    You say "sles11sp3 box" but you also said "VM" so is this a
    physical or virtual server? If virtual what OS is the host server
    running?

    HTH.
    --
    Simon Flood
    Micro Focus (Novell/NetIQ) Knowledge Partner


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  • laurabuckley Wrote in message:

    > If my memory serves me correctly SLES 11 64bit will support up to 256TB
    > of RAM, but that's just my [failing] memory!


    Stevo doesn't say whether he's using 32- or 64-bit SLES11 SP3
    (it's SLES12 which is 64-bit only) and that determines maximum
    memory (supported or theoretical) - see https:/
    /www.suse.com/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/11-S
    P3/#TechInfo.Kernel - but either way it's not as high as 256TB (at
    least not for SLES11 SPx).

    > Your data drive is very small and way under the recommendations made by
    > Novell. That is where my concern would lie, not with memory or CPU.


    Agreed, 50MB is too small. We need to know more about server
    (physical or virtual) and OS setup (size of swap space for
    example) to advise further.

    HTH.
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    Simon Flood
    Micro Focus (Novell/NetIQ) Knowledge Partner


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  • smflood;2411463 wrote:
    laurabuckley Wrote in message:


    Stevo doesn't say whether he's using 32- or 64-bit SLES11 SP3
    (it's SLES12 which is 64-bit only) and that determines maximum
    memory (supported or theoretical) - see https:/
    /www.suse.com/releasenotes/x86_64/SUSE-SLES/11-S
    P3/#TechInfo.Kernel - but either way it's not as high as 256TB (at
    least not for SLES11 SPx).


    http://usenet.sinaapp.com/


    If my also failing memory is to be trusted, GMS is 64bit only, so the OS should be 64.
  • laurabuckley sounds like they 'said':

    > Your data drive is very small and way under the recommendations made
    > by Novell. That is where my concern would lie, not with memory or
    > CPU.


    So my response to laurabuckley's comment is...

    So a 50GB drive is too small, even though there is over 38GB free on it?

    --
    Stevo
  • Simon Flood sounds like they 'said':

    > Agreed, 50MB is too small. We need to know more about server
    > (physical or virtual) and OS setup (size of swap space for
    > example) to advise further.
    >
    > HTH.


    So my response to Simon's comment is...

    Yeah, 50MB would be too small, but it's 50GB. That too small also,
    even with over 38GB free on it?

    --
    Stevo
  • Simon Flood sounds like they 'said':

    > You say "sles11sp3 box" but you also said "VM" so is this a
    > physical or virtual server? If virtual what OS is the host server
    > running?
    >
    > HTH.


    So my response to Simon's comment is...

    It's a sles11sp3 64bit VM running on vmware esx 6 hosts, we run a
    cluster for our servers, 4 hosts, each with 192GB of RAM and plenty of
    cpu horsepower.

    --
    Stevo