[THIN] Re: Question on Large Farm

  • From: "Mack, Rick" <RMack@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx'" <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 1 Oct 2003 08:10:13 +1000


The easiest way around this is to set a scheduling load evaluator. That lets
you essentially take a server offline, user-login wise, before and after the
reboot process.



Ulrich Mack
Volante Systems
18 Heussler Terrace, Milton 4064 
Queensland Australia. 
tel +61 7 3246 7704 

-----Original Message-----
From: Foote, Eric [mailto:EFoote@xxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, 30 September 2003 9:33 PM
To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [THIN] Question on Large Farm

We have a MetaFrameXP farm of about 65 production servers supporting about
1800 users.  We have a problem when we reboot the servers (for maint or
after an unexpected reboot) as the server comes up it gets pounded with
logons and just grinds to a halt until its load comes up to par with the
other servers.  The process takes about 30 minutes to stabilize and causes
our user base to become extremely frustrated as the people who are lucky
enough to hit that box experience extremely long logon times and very poor
performance.  This is a 24x7 shop - so we do have the luxury of waiting
until the use load is low.

Any ideas on how to throttle the load balancing in this type environment?

This Week's Sponsor - Emergent Online
Essential Thin Client Utilities.
Meet Jim Kenzig of thethin.net at the Emergent Online
Booth #24 at Citrix iForum on October 13th. http://www.go-eol.com 
Useful Thin Client Computing Links are available at:
http://thethin.net/links.cfm New! Online Thin Computing Magazine Site

For Archives, to Unsubscribe, Subscribe or 
set Digest or Vacation mode use the below link:
The information contained in this e-mail is confidential and may be subject
to legal professional privilege.  It is intended solely for the addressee.
If you receive this e-mail by mistake please promptly inform us by reply
e-mail and then delete the e-mail and destroy any printed copy.  You must
not disclose  or use in any way the information in the e-mail. There is no
warranty that this email or any attachment or message is error or virus free. 
It may be a private
communication, and if so, does not represent the views of Volante group Limited.

This message has been checked by SurfControl

Other related posts: