Configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway for high performance
This guide gives information on how you can configure Ozeki NG SMS Gateway
for high performance operation. It explains what features take up server
resources and how you can disable these features. After applying the settings
on this page, you can check your system performance by following the instructions
on the "Testing a high performance SQL to SMS
configuration on your LAN" page.
Ozeki NG SMS Gateway can be used in various environments, where different
requirements are set. To satisfy the needs of customers the software includes
many features. Some of these features provide functionality at the cost of
build a high performance system, we explain these features so you can decide
whether they are important for you or would you trade them in for performance.
Task #1 - Turn off detailed logging
Detailed log files help in resolving problems and, help in tracking
messages one by one. In low throughput systems, and during initial configuration
of SMSC connections, it is very useful to have detailed logs. For high
performance systems, when several hundreds of messages are sent per second,
writing of logs to disk can slow down the system, due to the large amount
of disk IO.
To build a high performance system, please disable logging on the following
- The service provider connection's configuration, form (e.g.: SMPP config form)
- The user's or application's configuration form (e.g.: Database user config form)
- The server preferences form
Task #2 - Turn off delivery report matching
When an SMS messages is submitted to the SMSC the SMSC returns a message
reference (callback ID). After the message is delivered to the mobile
handset the SMSC sends back a delivery report SMS,
that contains the message reference of the originally submitted SMS. Ozeki
NG SMS Gateway by default is configured to build a delivery report
reference table, where all message references are stored. This table helps
in finding the originally sent messages when a delivery report arrives.
The task of pairing incoming delivery reports to submitted
messages is called "delivery report matching". Delivery report matching
is very convenient, however in high volume systems, where millions of
messages are sent, the delivery report reference table can grow very
large. This large data set can slow down delivery report
matching and can put a break on system performance.
To build a high performance system, please disable delivery report
matching! You can do this by opening the "Server preferences form",
then clicking on the "Advanced tab". On this tab, you need to make sure
the "Match delivery reports to original messages" checkbox
is NOT checked.
Task #3 - Turn off persistent message queues
If messages in the Ozeki NG SMS Gateway engine are stored on the disk
instead of memory, a lot of disk I/O is required to keep the data
updated. The advantage to storing messages on the disk comes on power
failures. If the power is lost the gateway can start from where it
left off. If messages are stored in memory, in case of power failure, they need
to be resubmitted.
For high capacity systems, do not use persistent message queues! To
achieve this open the "Advanced" Tab of the server preferences form
and uncheck the "Use persistent message queues" checkbox!
Task #4 - Remove processed messages from the system automatically
On smaller capacity systems, the system administrator might want to browse older
messages in the Graphical User Interface. To support this requirement Ozeki
NG SMS Gateway stores the messages in the disk for later browsing. If the
number of messages increases browsing becomes difficult and large message
queues can slow down the system.
To keep a high performance system healthy, you need to remove processed messages
from the system automatically. To achieve this open
the "Advanced" Tab of the server preferences form and check the "Delete messages
that were forwarded to a client, or processed by an application" checkbox.
Screenshot of the server preferences form
If you system is configured to high performance the advanced tab of the
server preferences form will look like this:
Figure 1 - High performance configuration.
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