Sun Java System Web Proxy Server 4.0.11 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

Tuning

The available address space for a 32-bit process like the Proxy server is limited to 4Gbytes. The max-entries for file cache is based on the number of threads (as specified by thread-pool/max-threads), and the connection queue size. It is recommended to cache small, frequently accessed cache files in the file cache and use perfdump to ensure that the file cache hit ratio is close to 100%. To achieve this, you may increase file cache size and fine tune the max-entries for optimal performance.