Sun Java System Web Server 7.0 Update 7 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide

Cache Entries (Current Cache Entries / Maximum Cache Entries)

This section in perfdump shows the number of current cache entries and the maximum number of cache entries. In the Admin Console the current cache entries are shown as Total Cache Hits. A single cache entry represents a single IP address or DNS name lookup. The cache should be as large as the maximum number of clients that access your web site concurrently. Note that setting the cache size too high wastes memory and degrades performance.


You can set the maximum size of the DNS cache in the Admin Console in the Maximum Cache Size field on the configuration's Performance tab ⇒ DNS sub tab, under DNS Cache Settings. To set it using the command-line-interface, use wadm set-dns-cache-prop and set the max-entries property. The default cache size is 1024. The value range is 2-32768.