Dimensions CM performance

Dimensions CM performance is most affected by the following factors.

Network configuration and topology
  • CM is distributed across clients, servers, and a database server. Network hardware and software configuration have a significant impact on performance. We recommend that:

    • The database server meets the system requirements for the RDBMS platform and has adequate RAM and system resources. For details, see Hardware scaling recommendations.

    • The database server processes are executing on the fastest node in the network. If possible, that node should be dedicated to the RDBMS.

    • The operating system parameters are optimized with as much RAM as possible dedicated to each application server node in the network.

    • The server and database are located on the same segment of the local area network (LAN).

Server hardware and CPU speed Server and database transactions are CPU intensive. Faster CPUs improve server performance. Invest in the highest performing server CPUs and ensure that memory requirements are met or surpassed.
Wide area network configuration

Dimensions CM performs well across a wide area network (WAN), but consider optimizing your environment as follows:

  • Sharing a central repository across a WAN.

  • Replicating repositories across sites if you have high latency and/or security considerations.

Performance factors

A system’s network performance and the optimizations that you can make depend on a number of factors, including:

  • The size of the files.

  • The data they contain.

  • The connection speed.

  • The hardware on the remote side.

Understanding how your team uses Dimensions CM, for example, distributed or local, helps you determine the best configuration.

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