2011 USER GROUP CONFERENCE Agenda • System Design • 64 bit Operating Systems • Improved Storage • Monitoring The Old The New Improvement • Speed • Speed • Speed • Speed • 64bit Speed! Why the change • Improved OS technology – Windows 2008R2 • 64 bit Operating System • Memory Cache. Nanoseconds vs. Milliseconds • Improved Web Application Platform • Type 2 database • OpenEdge 10 64 vs. 32 bit OS • Memory is increased from 4GB on 32bit • 32GB 2008R2 Standard • 2TB 2008R2 Enterprise • Increase I/O • DB restore example: • 2008R2 245,000 Kbs I/O • 2003R2 180,000 Kbs I/O • 35% Improvement The old webspeed placement These two servers spend a great deal of time on network communications. Its all about placement Shared memory and No middle agent Old Web Server Functionality (This is old slide) Sky-Web The WebSpeed Brokers and AppServers handle Sky-Web Report Queue connects to Sky-DB with AppServer requests and processing of Process Reports for clients data to or from Sky-DB Stores reports for a specified time frame Web Apps connects to Sky-DB with WebSpeed Broker Provides Web Apps for Sky-Web client Monolith DAS Sky-DB Sky-Web Client Skyward Database Connects to Sky-Web with an Internet Browser Monolith CAS / DAS Reads files in PDF format Web Server Functionality (The NEW slide) Sky-DB / Web / Reportq Sky-Web Client Skyward Database / Web Connects to Skyward with an Internet Browser Monolith CAS / DAS Reads files in PDF format All the skyward programs are using shared memory. The WebSpeed Brokers, AppServers and Reportq handle Web requests and processing of Data. Server Name # Max (sec) Avg (sec) Median (sec) NOC-SKYSTDNT01 49,185 37.30 0.21 0.11 The Web Experience Difference Grapevine ISD 13,800 students Server Name # Max (sec) Avg (sec) Median (sec) Skyweb1 26,782 58.36 0.92 0.87 Skyweb2 27,395 46.48 0.89 0.82 Server Name # Max (sec) Avg (sec) Median (sec) NOC-SKYSTDNT01 49,185 37.30 0.21 0.11 Skyweb1&2 were physical 2003 R2 32bit. Noc-Skystdnt01 is a Windows 2008R2 64bit VM running on VMWare ESX 4.1 Supported OS • Database Servers • Windows 2008R2 • AIX version 5.3.x, or 6.1.x 64 Bit • SuSe Linux Enterprise Server 10.x, 11.x 64 Bit • Web Servers • Windows 2008 R2 64 Bit Server with IIS7.5 • For best performance Webspeed in shared memory requires Windows 2008R2 Skyward Recommendations For a complete list visit: http://support.skyward.com/TechDocs/SystemReq.aspx Server Recommendations • Skyward supports Virtual Servers using VMware ESX and ESXi. • Skyward Servers must be 64 bit Operating Systems • Skyward Servers cannot be domain controllers • Gigabit network connection required for all Skyward Servers. • Fiber Channel and iSCSI SAN storage are supported for Skyward Databases • Fiber Channel SAN storage is recommended for the best database performance. • A separate Web server located in a DMZ is can accommodate access to web products outside the district. • Raid 1+0(10) is best, Raid 1 and (Raid 5 VMWare) are supported Server Virtualization Server virtualization is the masking of physical server resources, including the number and identity of individual physical servers, processors, and operating systems, from server users. Advantages Increases hardware utilization by 50-70% Decreases hardware and software capital costs by 40% Decreases operating costs by 50-70% Virtualization products • VMWare ESX & ESXi •Microsoft Virtual Server •XEN •Parallels •**Free Virtual products such as VMware Server should not be used as Skyward Servers •***VMware ESX and ESXi are the only supported versions for Skyward servers Web Server •Skyward Web Server • IIS accesses the Skyward database through a web broker • Skyward web applications accessible via Internet Browser • Each Web Server Requires an SSL Certificate for encryption Report Server Skyward Report Server • Processes tasks for the web applications (reports, schedule tasks, message center, etc) • Runs the brokers and services that control the Report Queue • Can be configured with IIS or Report Queue File Streaming • File Streaming Report Queue Servers do not need IIS / SSL • File streaming performs better then redirection. Type 2 Storage – Efficient block formatting • Cluster at a time • Fewer bi/ai notes written – Lets talk about AI (After Imaging) – Block clustering • Alleviates object fragmentation • Improves I/O efficiency – Concurrent Space Allocation • Area space Allocation • Object space allocation Up to 40 % improvement OpenEdge Management SKYWARD IT Services Thank you for attending.
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