Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Deployment Planning Guide

Determining Messaging Peak Volume

Your peak volume is the largest concentrated numbers of transactions to your messaging system within a given period in a day. The volume can vary from site to site as well as across different classes of users. For example, peak volume among a certain class of managers in a medium-sized enterprise might occur from 9 to 10 in the morning, 12 to 1 in the afternoon, and 5 to 6 in the evening.

Analyzing peak volume involves three basic operations:

  1. Determining when and for how long the peaks occur

  2. Sizing your deployment against peak volume load assumptions

    Once patterns are analyzed, choices can be made to help the system handle the load and provide the services that users demand.

  3. Making sure that your Messaging Server deployment can support the peak volume that you have determined.