PA-500 and memory upgrade

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PA-500 and memory upgrade

Recently I ordered and installed the memory upgrade for my PA-500.  It was under $400, is a simple end user install and upgraded the management plane to 2gb (from 1gb).

I will not give any estimates as to improvement as I do not want to exaggerate, however, I highly recommend anyone with a PA-500 spend the $400 (ish).

Hope that helps,

Bob

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Any chance you could compare the memory swapping before and after the upgrade ? (provided you had already tested this beforehand :smileyhappy:)

"show system resources" if I remember correctly.

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Let me just say the difference in the console is noticeable.

Unfortunately I did not take a system resource before.  Maybe you could post your stats for a comparison?

I am using 5.0.3.  After the upgrade "show system resources" is as follows.

top - 09:33:36 up 1 day, 15:03,  1 user,  load average: 0.03, 0.09, 0.14

Tasks: 102 total,   1 running, 101 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie

Cpu(s):  3.4%us,  3.2%sy,  5.9%ni, 87.0%id,  0.5%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.1%si,  0.0%st

Mem:   2028576k total,  2000836k used,    27740k free,    64768k buffers

Swap:  2212876k total,      924k used,  2211952k free,   887360k cached

Bob

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Does it improve on commit times? Also does it improve the speed at which reports are generated?

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Report generator is absolutely faster, no question.  Commit times are almost certainly quicker (but I did not time them).

Bob

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Can this be done to the 2000 series as well ?

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Sadly no, it is only available for PA500 :smileysad:

@BobW I'll try to get the info on one of our appliances tomorrow for comparison.

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Unfortunately not according to :smileysad:

Edit: Read the comments regarding 2000-series.

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Anyone have the output of the show system resources of a standard PA-500?  I would like to see the difference in memory usage.

Thanks,

Bob

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Hello,

PA 500 with around 100 users behind it

top - 16:01:41 up 44 days,  6:37,  1 user,  load average: 1.11, 0.36, 0.19

Tasks: 100 total,   2 running,  98 sleeping,   0 stopped,   0 zombie

Cpu(s):  2.9%us,  2.0%sy,  4.3%ni, 90.1%id,  0.6%wa,  0.0%hi,  0.1%si,  0.0%st

Mem:    995872k total,   963276k used,    32596k free,     6576k buffers

Swap:  2212876k total,   477108k used,  1735768k free,   206268k cached

As I can see from your output, in your device, the swap area is not used.

Do you see any difference when you commit (time, etc) ?

Regards,

HA 

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