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RE: [Linux-cluster] Trying to locate the bottleneck



I think this is created when you first run iptables.  If you have no NAT
rules on the load balancer, the ip_conntrack_max setting won't exist,
and you'll need to look somewhere else for the problem.

-Jeff

> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com
[mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com]
> On Behalf Of Raymond Setchfield
> Sent: Wednesday, July 08, 2009 11:13 AM
> To: linux clustering
> Subject: Re: [Linux-cluster] Trying to locate the bottleneck
> 
> Hi Guys
> 
> I am trying to locate ip_conntrack_max within CentOS 5.3 but it
doesn't
> appear to be where I expect it to be. I have googled for this and from
> what I have read it should be located within
> 
> /proc/sys/net/ipv4/ip_conntrack_max
> 
> Which is where I thought it would be but unfortunately it isn't.
> 
> Here is some output
> 
> [root loadbalancer-01 ~]# grep conn /proc/slabinfo
> ip_vs_conn             0      0    128   30    1 : tunables  120   60
> 8 : slabdata      0      0      0
> 
> [root loadbalancer-01 ~]# rpm -qa | grep kernel
> kernel-headers-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5
> kernel-devel-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5
> kernel-2.6.18-53.1.14.el5
> 
> [root loadbalancer-01 ~]# cat
/proc/sys/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_max
> cat: /proc/sys/net/ipv4/netfilter/ip_conntrack_max: No such file or
> directory
> 
> 
> I have also checked within  /etc/sysctl.conf and nothing.
> 
> Can someone help me?
> 
> Thanks in advance
> 
> Raymond
> 
> Raymond Setchfield wrote:
> > Hi Jeff
> >
> > Many Thanks for your reply.
> >
> > I have had a look to see if there if there is anything suspicious
> > within dmesg and within messages and unfortunately there isn't
> > anything at all apart from one timeout.
> >
> > Jul  8 10:15:51 loadbalancer-01 nanny[5427]: [inactive] shutting
down
> > 192.168.10.36:80 due to connection failure
> > Jul  8 10:16:03 loadbalancer-01 nanny[5427]: [ active ] making
> > 192.168.10.36:80 available
> >
> > I'll check out the possibility of any network related issues which
may
> > cause this problem though.
> >
> > Thanks for all your help!
> >
> > R.
> >
> >
> > Jeff Sturm wrote:
> >> Hi Raymond,
> >>
> >> At those concurrency levels I would suspect network tuning may
help.
> >> Does dmesg show anything interesting on the load balancers during
your
> >> testing?
> >>
> >> For high levels of concurrency on a NAT'd firewall or load balancer
I
> >> specifically remember having to adjust ip_conntrack_max upwards.
> >> Perhaps network buffers as well.
> >>
> >> -Jeff
> >>
> >>
> >>> -----Original Message-----
> >>> From: linux-cluster-bounces redhat com
> >>>
> >> [mailto:linux-cluster-bounces redhat com]
> >>
> >>> On Behalf Of Raymond Setchfield
> >>> Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2009 8:35 AM
> >>> To: linux-cluster redhat com
> >>> Subject: [Linux-cluster] Trying to locate the bottleneck
> >>>
> >>> Hi
> >>>
> >>> I am trying to find a problem here with a setup which I am
currently
> >>> testing.
> >>>
> >>> This is the current setup which I have at the moment
> >>>
> >>> 15 web farm servers which are running vhost-ldap module and also
have
> >>> ldap caching enabled. Which are behind 2 Load balancer servers
which
> >>>
> >> are
> >>
> >>> in fail over. The software which it is currently running is
Piranha on
> >>> the load balancers.
> >>>
> >>> I am using siege to get some benchmarking done on these to test
> >>> basically their availability when pushing high concurrency.
> >>>
> >>> At 100 (99.60 according to siege) Concurrent Connection it appears
to
> >>>
> >> be
> >>
> >>> all ok with 99.89%. At 120 (119.52 according to siege) Concurrent
> >>> connections I get 99.9%, and at 130 (129.51 according to siege)
> >>> Concurrent Connections I get 100% availability.
> >>>
> >>> However pushing it any further than this, for example 150
concurrent
> >>> connections it is falling over and siege bails out with multiple
> >>> connection time outs. I am trying to find the bottle neck here and
I
> >>>
> >> am
> >>
> >>> wondering if it is software which I am using for the load
balancers or
> >>>
> >> a
> >>
> >>> limitation with apache.
> >>>
> >>> The command I am using for siege is pretty simple nothing special;
> >>>
> >>> siege --concurrent=150 --internet --file=urls.txt --benchmark
> >>>
> >> --time=60M
> >>
> >>> My lvs.cf file can be found here to show you guys the config which
I
> >>>
> >> am
> >>
> >>> using.
> >>>
> >>> http://pastebin.com/m52d6cc23
> >>>
> >>> Any help would be greatly appreciated
> >>>
> >>> Many Thanks
> >>>
> >>> R.
> >>>
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