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11/10/2008

AIX Performance Tuning Tech Note

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................................................ 3 Referenced or Helpful Documents.................................. 3 TSM ................................................. 3 Network Option Tuning Parameters ........................................................................... 4 2 ............................................................................................................................11/10/2008 Table of Contents 1 2 3 4 Introduction.............................................................................................................

and save the file.net and add commands to redefine the values in the file. It also provides information about how to tune performance through the Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM).11/10/2008 1 Introduction This document provides tuning parameters for the AIX operating system that improve performance throughput when deploying with a Data Domain system. but then the settings are reset at reboot.net for editing. enter the following commands. indiscriminately using buffers that are too large can reduce performance. # # # # /usr/sbin/no /usr/sbin/no /usr/sbin/no /usr/sbin/no -o -o -o -o tcp_sendspace=131072 tcp_recvspace=131072 rfc1323=1 sb_max=1048576 Note: Re-mount the Data Domain share for the changes to take effect. either use SMITTY to change the values of these options or edit the startup file /etc/rc. tcp_sendspace=131072 tcp_recvspace=131072 rfc1323=1 sb_max=1048576 The network option tuning parameters may be set via the command line. specify the following network option tuning parameters.net Open the file /etc/rc. To change the settings permanently. Note: With network option tuning. 3 . Using the command line #ifconfig en0 tcp_recvspace 131072 tcp_sendspace 131072 tcp_nodelay 1 Modifying /etc/rc. Note: Consult the AIX performance tuning document for more details. 2 Referenced or Helpful Documents • • AIX 5L Practical Performance Tools and Tuning Guide Data Domain Operating System User Guide 3 Network Option Tuning Parameters For Data Domain system interoperation.

Under the TSM installation directory. find the dsm. Stop and restart the TSM services to activate the changes. find and edit the file dsmserv. 1. a.opt file on Windows-based systems. Set the values as shown: BUFPoolsize 262144 LOGPoolsize 512 TXNGroupmax 256 MOVEBatchsize 1000 MOVESizethresh 2048 TCPWindowsize 128 USELARGEBuffer yes TCPNODELAY yes b. Note: The recommended settings are global and affect more than just Data Domain system operations.opt.sys file on UNIX-based systems or the dsm. 3. In each client’s TSM installation directory. If the client has physical memory of 1 GB or more RAM. and set the values as shown: TCPBUFFSIZE = 128 TCPWINDOWSIZE = 128 RESOURCEUTILIZATION 2 TXNBYTELIMIT 25600 LARGECOMMBUFFERS yes memoryefficientbackup no TCPNodelay yes 4 .11/10/2008 Using SMITTY Select the following options to change the network option values: Smitty > Performance & Resource Schedule > Tuning Kernel & Network Parameters > Tuning Network Option Parameters > Change/Show Current Parameters 4 TSM Specify the settings in this section to perform the necessary performance tuning of a TSM server that communicates with a Data Domain system. NPBUFFERSIZE 128 2. find the NPBUFFERSIZE section and change the size from the default of 8 to a value of 128.