Virtual environment performance observations

VMware NAM Probe benchmark results

VCPUs assigned to NAM Probe VM RAM (GB) Networking / monitoring options NAM Probe version Traffic profile Results (Kpps / Mbps / pages per sec)
2 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit SSL with OpenSSL 74/335/860
2 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit HTTP 93/489/1103
2 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit XML 56/297/4167
2 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit Oracle 100 194/270/23280
2 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit Generic 204/981/2448
1 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit SSL with OpenSSL 53/240/616
1 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit HTTP 63/331/747
1 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit XML 56/297/4167
1 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit Oracle 100 106/147/12720
1 8 Vmxnet3/libpcap 64-bit Generic 118/568/1416
Note

Results are in Kpps/Mbps/pages per second. Value of pages has different meaning for different analyzers.

  • For HTTP analyzers, it is the number of HTTP requests for HTML pages.
  • For database analyzers (Oracle), this is number of SQL queries.
  • For HTTP-based analyzers, this is the number of HTTP hits (requests).

Physical NAM Probe benchmark results

Table 1. Physical NAM Probe Benchmark Results

Traffic Profile / Hardware Results (Kpps/Mbps/pages per sec)
HP ProLiant DL 380 G7
HTTP 233 / 1227 / 2796
HTTP All Features 134 / 558 / 8052
HTTP All Features w/Jumbo Frames 117 / 553 / 7030
SSL All Features 94 / 360 / 4985
SSL All Features (w/nCipher - see 1) 97 / 378 / 5145
SSL All Features 3DES 51 / 198 / 2674
SSL All Features 3DES 100 32 / 117 / 1448
SSL All Features 3DES 100 (w/nCipher - see 2) 34 / 125 / 1581
Page2Trans All Features 120 / 633 / 1440
Generic 627 / 3019 / 7524
Generic (w/native driver) 432 / 2080 / 5184
Generic reduced clients 981 / 4723 / 11772
XML 103 / 547 / 7664
Oracle 389 / 1255 / 25749
Oracle 100 233 / 323 / 27960
Oracle Forms w/Jumbo Frames 76 / 199 / 4032
SAPgui simple 324 / 1448 / 12462

  1. Decryption card used: nCipher nShield F3 6000e (j1).
  2. Results are in Kpps/Mbps/pages per second. Value of pages has different meaning for different analyzers:
    • For HTTP analyzers, it is the number of HTTP requests for HTML pages.
    • For database analyzers (Oracle), this is number of SQL queries.
    • For HTTP-based analyzers, this is the number of HTTP hits (requests).