Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Administrator's Guide

Tuning Your Server for Performance

You can tune the thread limit in one of two ways, through editing the magnus.conf file and through the Server Manager.

If you edit the magnus.conf file, RqThrottleMinPerSocket as the minimum value and RqThrottle is the maximum value.

The minimum limit is a goal for how many threads the server attempts to keep in the WaitingThreads state. This number is just a goal. The number of actual threads in this state may go slightly above or below this value. The default value is 48. The maximum threads represents a hard limit for the maximum number of active threads that can run simultaneously, which can become a bottleneck for performance. The default value is 128.

ProcedureTo tune your server for performance using Server Manager

  1. Go to the Preferences tab.

  2. Click the Performance Tuning link.

  3. Enter the value in the Maximum simultaneous requests field.

    For more information about the RqThrottleMinPerSocket and RqThrottle parameters, see the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Administrator’s Configuration File Reference.

    For detailed information about the performance implications of these settings and others, see the Sun Java System Web Server 6.1 SP9 Performance Tuning, Sizing, and Scaling Guide.