Check Hard drives performances

Hard drives performances are important, a proxy service is able to store/retrieve Internet objects from hard drives.

Artica test regulary your hard drives performances.

  • You can see performances by click on “System” on the top menu

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  • Choose “Internal Hard drives” icon.

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  • Click on performance tab
  • You will see a table with your current hard drive performance

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For this example, hard drives performances are very poor.

In order to understand performances metrics,  we have added 4 pointers:

  • Physical IDE: Means a standard DELL server with SATA 7500 tr/mn. If you are under these performances, this means your surf will not be correct or you using a workstation without a disk controller. To resolve this issue, remove caches and increase memory or add more CPU on your computer or add new fastest disk ( eg SSD)
    In our example: we should win 35% performances if our hard drive performance is correct.
  • ESXi HP ProLiant DL120 G5: We have added a virtual machine on this computer and test performance. In our example, if we move to a Virtual Machine on this computer we should win 78% of performance.
  • XenServer SSD: We have added a local SSD on an IBM Xen server ,  Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1245 V2 @ 3.40GHz , Speed: 3392 MHz. In our example, if we move to a Virtual Machine on this server, we should win 98% of performance.
  • Physical Samsung SSD 840 Pro: We have installed Artica on a Core i7 computer with 8GB of RAM and a Physical Samsung SSD 840 Pro.
    If we turn the hardware to these components we should win 99% of performance



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