TimHL
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Performance guide?

Can anyone point to a good resource for optimizing Retain's performance? We believe we have optimal disk I/O performance, and we suspect our 10 messages/second processing speed is due to either our worker configuration (how many threads do these use?) or POA processing threads (does Retain use SOAP? Our POAs have the default 10 SOAP threads). Does QuickFinder indexing on the GW side come into play for the worker to find messages to archive? I've worked through the Retain installation guide and believe we have sufficient resources allocated to the Server+Worker and 2nd Worker VM.
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Re: Performance guide?

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Re: Performance guide?

In article <TimHL.8e72cn@no-mx.forums.microfocus.com>, TimHL wrote:
> Can anyone point to a good resource for optimizing Retain's performance?


I was hoping someone could point us to one as well, but looks like we have
to try to figure this out from the basics.
I haven't even worried about performance as the biggest of our jobs only
takes about a half hour for about 4000 messages that hasn't been a problem
for us. Looks like we are getting about 2 messages per second where the
average message is larger than normal (CAD drawings and such to/from
clients)
Looking at the POA logs, Retain is clearly using SOAP, as well as looking
at the Worker config within the main Retain admin screens.
As I haven't seen Retain stuck on users' with stuck QuickIndexer, I don't
think they are related.

Versions can matter, so which Retain, GroupWise, and their hosts version
are we talking about? A number of updates to GW 2012 and 2014 where
specifically to improve SOAP performance.

POA status, are there errors as the worker threads do their thing? Are
GWChecks trying to run at the same time or anything else at the same time
touching the same resources (backup?).

How are the hosts' resources on both ends being used as the workers do
their thing?
How much CPU is being used and for what? Are they busy showing as
waiting? Time to watch top.
How much RAM is being used and are we hitting swap much?
How much resource contention at the hypervisor level?


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Re: Performance guide?

10 messages / s is very good speed, not sure how many messages do you archive per job if this speed is issue for you. Only what you can do is not archive if your POA is something doing ( QF, gwcheck ... ), second tuning tip is give your Retain Server plenty of RAM, there is very good sizing guide in documentation, last tip monitor your I/O, are there many IOwaits on your CPU.
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