Tip 1 . Collect information on how the system is performing and get the number of metrics. The below information from the supportability metrics will give you a good idea on how the system is performing.
EM | Smartstor | Metadata | Metrics with Data
EM | Internal | Number of Connection Tickets
EM | Internal | Number of Virtual Metrics
EM | Tasks | Harvest Duration
EM | Tasks | Smartstor Duration
EM | GC Heap | Bytes in Use
EM | GC Heap | GC Duration
EM | Smartstor | Metadata |converting spool to data
EM | Smartstor | Metadata |metric num of metrics handled
Tip 2 . Always collect Agent logs (Autoprobe as well) and profile files.
Tip 3 . If possible, disable on the Agent side, the following traces as well as any other unnecessary one.
# TurnOn: SocketTracing
# TurnOn: UDPTracing
# TurnOn: FileSystemTracing
# TurnOn: ThreadTracing
Please note that there is a documentation bug that says that SocketTracing is disabled if you use Typical setting. This is FALSE.
Socket is enabled by default, whether you use Typical or Full tracing options.
Tip 4 . The overall number of applications should not exceed 1500 and there should be no more than 5 per agent.
It is recommended to use 1000 -> 1200 applications.
If turning on baseline feature, the CPU drives up to max levels, you may need a more powerful server.
There is a parameter called baselinefrequency in the EM and turning its value up from the default of 60 seconds might help reduce the CPU load.
The property should be used only if you think turning on baseline affected the performance. Increase it to a higher value to increase performance.
It needs to go in the following entry lax.nl.java.option.additional in the lax file.
If possible, disable baselines db for testing purposes.
Tip 5 . Clamps for metrics and sql metrics should be set on the agent side to limit the number of metrics sent by the agent to prevent metric leak.
Our sizing guide recommends 15,000 metrics per agent.
Tip 6 . Verify the EM's Smartstor db is pointing to a dedicated disk and the following property has been set as indicated. introscope.enterprisemanager.smartstor.dedicatedcontroller=true
This is a CA Technologies requirement.
Tip 7 . Make sure the EM has a min of 8 CPUs. This is advised.
The Introscope Sizing Guide notes the following: - Two quad core 64-bit Intel Xeon 5570 processors at 2.8 GHz or higher
- Enterprise Managers need a minimum of four CPU cores to perform key operations. CA Technologies recommends eight or more CPU cores.
- Enterprise Managers perform a large number of calculations that involve floating-point math. Therefore Enterprise Managers benefit from the x86 chip design for Xeon or Opteron chips more than the RISC chip design used for SPARC and Power5 chips. For example, A Power5-based server has the same CPU and disk requirements per Enterprise Manager as a Xeon- or Opteron-based server. However, the Power5-based server has 20 percent lower capacity.