Measuring Vault Performance

You can use M-Files Admin to measure the performance of a specific vault to detect problems or bottlenecks in the performance of the vault. The performance tests measure the network round-trip time to the database server of the vault as well as the time it takes to insert 100,000 rows into the vault database.

Do the following steps to measure vault performance:

  1. Open M-Files Admin.
  2. In the left-side tree view, expand a connection to M-Files Server.
  3. In the left-side tree view, expand Document Vaults, and then expand a vault.
  4. Still in the left-side tree view, select Performance.
    Result:The Performance view is opened in the right-side pane.
  5. Click Begin Testing on the task area.
    You can stop the test at any time by clicking Stop Testing on the task area.
    Result:The network round-trip time to the database server as well as the database insert speed are measured.
The results of the tests are displayed in the Duration column. If there are no remarks displayed in the Remarks column, your vault should be performing optimally.
If one or more of the tests took longer than their expected duration, a remark is displayed in the Remarks column. If the network round-trip time to the database server took longer than expected, it may be indicative of a slow network connection or heavy traffic on the network. If the database insert speed test took longer than expected, your server hardware may be insufficient or there may be heavy load on the server.
Note: The vault performance tests have predefined threshold times. The default threshold time for the network round-trip test is 1,500 microseconds, and for the database insert speed test, it is 6,000 milliseconds. For instructions on modifying the default threshold values, see Settings for Vault Performance Measurement.