Pinned topic CM - TSM - slow performance
In CM i have over 20 milion files, small files (under 200 KB).
Everything is working but is very slow, only 3000 files/hour.
The systems are used below 10%.
Re: CM - TSM - slow performance2014-01-13T10:48:42Z in response to JohnI_
Unfortunately I don't have an answer but exactly the same problem.
Anyone with an idea what might be the problem? We're using a setup on AIX where both LPARs (the one for CM and the one for TSM) are running on the same physical machine and communicating via an internal network. But still only 1 object every 2.5 sec. is migrated. What draws attention is that for every object the migrator seems to do a complete connect/move/disconnect cycle. This obviously won't speed things up.
Anyone with similar experiences and a solution to this problem?
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Re: CM - TSM - slow performance2014-01-21T20:00:59Z in response to René Hamberg
There are many factors which may affect migration performance, and little information presented here to about your specific CM/TSM releases, configuration, content, or migration scheme.
Below are a few options to consider, but availability of some of these options is limited based on TSM or CM releases.
* Consider use of the TSMPOOLED device manager can help reduce session processor usage for Tivoli Storage Manager connections. You can enable Tivoli Storage Manager connection pooling for resource managers that are not in z/OS. Content Manager 8.4.1 and later offers connection pooling feature in the Resource Manager.
* Consider enabling aggregation for smaller objects. Aggregation can only be enabled and configured if the Tivoli Storage Manager server is retention-enabled. Starting in IBM Content Manager 8.3 fix pack 1, you may use the Resource Manager to aggregate objects when migrating storage devices to TSM that are managed with archive retention-protection enabled. Instead of sending objects or e-mail to TSM Archive as a single object, Content Manager bundles objects depending on the aggregate size forming one aggregate or object. This aggregate is then archived to TSM.
*Tune Migrator threads: For increased performance when archiving data to TSM, increase the number of work manager threads available to do work. Consideration needs to be made for memory and processor utilization such that Resource Manager machine is not overloaded.
* Tune Migrator batch size: Each Resource Manager batch size option sets or controls the number of objects processed, increasing the batch size reduces the number of table scans that are needed by the Resource Manager for each cycle it runs
Of course with any change, you would need to test and changes to your configuration thoroughly before applying to production systems. Ultimately, if performance is not satisfactory I would suggest you bring this concern to attention of IBM support.
Re: CM - TSM - slow performance2014-01-22T08:57:04Z in response to MP2K_George_Silva
Thanks for the heads-up. I found an article describing lots of tuning parameters you're referring to and which we may want to play with (https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/Tivoli%20Storage%20Manager/page/IBM%20Content%20Manager%2C%20System%20Storage%20Archive%20Manager%2C%20and%20SnapLock%20Integrations%20--%20Retention%20and%20Expiration%20Management)
Also this (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21413542) article hints at reasons why in our case (CM 126.96.36.199 with TSM 6.3.4) performance might be sluggish. We'll start looking into the number of worker threads and the use of TSMSPOOLED (http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=86&uid=swg27016385).
Re: CM - TSM - slow performance2014-01-26T20:08:53Z in response to MP2K_George_Silva
Solved it! Using TSMPOOLED did the trick in our case.
This seems to be one of the better hidden options in CM. Oh well, at least we hope to migrate our couple of terabytes in a month now as opposed to 3 years :-)
Thanks anyway for pointing me in the right direction.