Slowing Down?

For those of you with Enterprise Content Management systems, you know that a lot (if not all) of your data is stored in a database.  A lot of times, performance issues are not a result of your Content Management system itself, rather your database is not tuned properly.

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Oracle IPM Load Balancing – Information Broker

I was recently working with a client troubleshooting several problematic areas in their Oracle IPM system.  This client is part of a large origination with hundreds of users that could be logged into the system at any given time.  With this much usage, the client was set up with several Info & Process Brokers. One of the symptoms that this client was seeing, primarily under heavy usage, was an uneven load balancing.

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Monitoring Server Performance

Does your ECM server seem to have performance related issues?  Are requests to your ECM software taking longer than normal?  If so then you may have a few choices:

  • You can always add some extra physical ram, this may help but may not get you to the root of the problem.
  • You could maybe add a processor or two and hope for the best, or you can figure out why your ECM server is running so slowly.

There are several different things that can cause ECM system performance degradation.  In this article we will explain how you can use Performance Monitor aka “PerfMon” a Microsoft Windows built in diagnostic tool to help determine the cause of your ECM server’s bottle neck.

As with any other diagnostic tool Performance Monitor is a running process and like any other process, Performance Monitor may consume things like CPU cycles, system memory, and potentially hard disk resources.  This will slightly lower the amount of available system resources reported by Performance Monitor then when performance monitor is not running.  Even with that Performance Monitor is still accurate enough that it can be used to help IT staff determine system bottle necks that are causing performance related issues. Continue reading