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1 PeopleSoft Ping David Kurtz Go-Faster Consultancy Ltd.

2 2 Resources If you cant hear me say so now. Please feel free to ask questions as we go along. The presentation will be available from Customer Connection –> Events -> UK Tech PUG

3 3 Who am I? Independent consultant System Performance Tuning –Oracle/Unix/Tuxedo –PeopleSoft Apps Book –

4 What is PeopleSoft Ping? It is a component which runs a standard transaction and measures the duration of that transaction at each component in the PIA.

5 Java Servlet (presentation logic) Java Servlet (presentation logic) Servlet Thread Application Server (application logic) Application Server (application logic) APPQ PSAPPSRV Browser (presentation & JavaScript) Browser (presentation & JavaScript) DBMS (application data & meta- data DBMS (application data & meta- data SQL Tuxedo Message http / https Web Server Access Log Tuxedo Service Trace Oracle SQL*Trace Screen Paint Java Script Browser/ Network Time Web Server Time Application Server Time Database Time PeopleTools Trace What does PS Ping Measure?

6 Where is PeopleSoft Ping? DERIVED_PTP.HTMLCTLEVENT.FieldChange Each ping saves the results from the previous ping to the database –PS_PTP_TST_CASES Can get basic Ping graphs from PeopleSoft –Cant control scale –I prefer to use Excel

7 Ping Chart

8 Example of Contention

9 The Database Test Repeatedly queries same rows from –PTP_TABLE1_VW –PTP_TABLE1 Poor test of database performance –Data blocks will become cached –%PerfTime = Application Server clock

10 The Application Server Test Creates and copies row sets –Application server time = CPU time + DB time + Cache access time + Wait Time –Row set operations CPU intensive Indication of CPU performance

11 Case1:Browser Time

12 Case 1: Desktop Specification 384Mhz PC, 64Mb physical memory –Windows Commit Charge 125Mb Its paging memory to/from disk With PS Ping running on PC, shut down everything else (virus checking etc). –Commit Charge reduced to 89Mb –Response time fell from 0.8s to 0.4s

13 Case 1: Conclusion Paging memory from disk is slow General Windows performance affected –Including the browser Make sure that you have enough physical memory in your desktops –The web browser is a critical business platform –Its not just for surfing

14 Case 2: Application Server CPU Benchmark?

15 Case 2: Two Application Servers HP-UX 11 750Mhz Ping Time: 1.43s [PT8.43.15] Windows 2000 3.2Ghz Ping Time: 0.33s

16 Case 2: Conclusion Application server is CPU intensive –If active and not waiting for the database, it is using CPU to execute PeopleCode etc. Fewer faster –v- More slower CPUs? –CPU speed is critical –When executing in user mode, a clock cycle is a clock cycle is a clock cycle?

17 Conclusion Ping is not a fundamental indicator of system performance. It does indicate: –contention in a particular tier. –CPU performance of Application Server –Performance of Browser

18 Questions

19 PeopleSoft Ping David Kurtz Go-Faster Consultancy Ltd.

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