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    CorporateGuardian Performance

    Our LEA has just purchased SchoolsGuardian and we're having incredible performance problems. This is since it was installed in mid-January - a real pain.

    Just wondering if this sounds right?

    They're running it on a dual 3ghz machine with 2/4gb ram (sorry, i'll get some more accurate figures) for the whole LEA - 13 High schools average 800 kids on role I would think (Highest 950, lowest 300 ish) and 70 odd small primary schools.

    Originally it was installed on a lower spec server.

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    Re: SchoolsGuardian Performance

    Smoothwall have a hardware specification calculator:
    http://www.smoothwall.net/cgi-bin/i5specificationcalc

    how many concurrent computers?

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    Re: SchoolsGuardian Performance

    I think 2000 is the estimated figure CyberNerd

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothwall calculator
    A multi processor, multi-core CPU or cluster is recommended. In this particular software configuration you require 2 processors or servers in your cluster with the following minimum specification:


    Hardware Guideline Result:
    CPU Speed: 2.6 Ghz
    Memory (RAM) Size: 1024 Mb
    Hard Disk Size: 21 Gb
    the LEA were saying that the software didn't seem to be utilising the second CPU - and there was no way to configure it to.

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    Re: SchoolsGuardian Performance

    Ah - it's actually Corporate Guardian v5 we're running on a dual core, dual 3.4Ghz CPU server

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoothwall Calculator

    A multi processor, multi-core CPU or cluster is recommended. In this particular software configuration you require 2 processors or servers in your cluster with the following minimum specification:


    Hardware Guideline Result:
    CPU Speed: 2.7 Ghz
    Memory (RAM) Size: 1024 Mb
    Hard Disk Size: 21 Gb

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    Re: SchoolsGuardian Performance

    Smoothwall will almost certainly install a multiprocessor kernel by default, but you/they should be able to check with 'uname -a' on the command line (in tools>shell), anything with SMP is good. you can monitor the load using the command 'top'. Look for signs of a high load average, high swap usage etc. (IIRC there is a very basic load screen in the interface) other than that probably start looking at network problems - try pinging the server with 'ping -f' from a linux box - but get permission first! and look for any dropped packets - just small amount of dropped packets cause a major slowdown in network performance.

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    Re: SchoolsGuardian Performance

    K thanks CN - i'll pass that on. I think the WAN connection is pretty solid - so I don't suspect thet.

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    Re: SchoolsGuardian Performance

    also with top and multiprocessor systems. If you hit the '1' key you'll be given a per cpu readout instead of aggregated stats:

    So this:
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    top - 08:49:14 up 13 days, 23:01,  1 user,  load average: 0.00, 0.00, 0.08
    Tasks:  73 total,   2 running,  71 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
    Cpu(s):  0.0% us,  0.0% sy,  0.0% ni, 100.0% id,  0.0% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
    Mem:   3092072k total,  2719368k used,   372704k free,    87164k buffers
    Swap:  3196892k total,    20696k used,  3176196k free,  2057780k cached
    vs this:
    Code:
    top - 08:50:06 up 13 days, 23:02,  1 user,  load average: 0.08, 0.02, 0.08
    Tasks:  82 total,   2 running,  80 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie
    Cpu0  :  2.0% us,  0.7% sy,  0.0% ni, 97.3% id,  0.0% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
    Cpu1  :  1.3% us,  0.7% sy,  0.0% ni, 98.0% id,  0.0% wa,  0.0% hi,  0.0% si
    Mem:   3092072k total,  2759964k used,   332108k free,    87212k buffers
    Swap:  3196892k total,    20696k used,  3176196k free,  2057732k cached

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    Re: SchoolsGuardian Performance

    Thanks Geoff

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