HOW TO: Test and Performance Tune After a UNIX-to-Windows Migration

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This step-by-step article describes how to test and performance tune after a UNIX-to-Windows migration.

This article is one of the following series of articles about UNIX-to-Windows migration:
324215 HOW TO: Prepare for a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
323970 HOW TO: Prepare the Target Server for a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
324213 HOW TO: Migrate Apache Settings and Configure IIS in a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
324538 HOW TO: Migrate Web Site Data in a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
324216 HOW TO: Secure IIS in a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
324539 HOW TO: Perform Maintenance and Ancillary Tasks after a UNIX-to-Windows Migration

How to Set Up Multi-Host Sites

For large Web sites, spread the load on your site across a number of computers. To do so, either use a specific load-balancing program, or use redirection to distribute the different folders in a site to different computers. For additional information about how to set up Web sites that are spread over a number of hosts, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324092 HOW TO: Set Up Multi-Host Sites

How to Share Sites Across DFS Shares

You can share Web sites across DFS shares, placing the primary load of sharing file data across computers and a local, high-speed network. A group of computers then have access to the all of the content for a Web site. This method of sharing and distributing Web-serving requirements is frequently used under UNIX with NFS shares. For additional information about how to share sites across DFS shares, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
313080 HOW TO: Configure Microsoft DFS as the Filing System for IIS

How to Use the Web Application Stress Tool

You must test your Web site and serving environment to make sure that it matches your requirements. Doing these tests manually is typically impossible for large sites. Instead, you can use a tool such as the Web Application Stress Tool to test the overall performance by simulating the effect of a large number of individual clients connecting to the computer simultaneously. For additional information about how to use the Web Application Stress tool, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324094 HOW TO: Use the Web Application Stress Tool

How to Identify Resource Bottlenecks

Some bottlenecks in your Web site are easy to identify. You may be able to change the configuration or organization of your Web site to improve the performance of your site.

For additional information about how to identify resource bottlenecks, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
308186 HOW TO: Optimize Web Server Performance in Windows 2000

How to Tune Basic Performance Parameters

Apache uses a relatively simple model for controlling the performance of a Web site, but does not provide any additional controls or limits on the provision of information or Web site processes. In Internet Information Services (IIS), you have full control over the number of client connections, bandwidth and process limits. You can fine tune all of these items on a site-by-site basis. For additional information about how to tune basic performance parameters, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
324093 HOW TO: Tune Basic Performance Parameters after a UNIX to Windows Migration


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Article ID: 324217 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 3.2
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Small Business Server 2000 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Information Services 5.0
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