How to maximize server throughput and ensure I'm using the best configuration.
Posted on 2011-02-15
I'm trying to figure out how to run a test on my network to see where my bottleneck is on my network. I have some very important servers that my physicians really depend on during their clinic with a patient. I have a HQ which host all my EMR servers and 10meg fiber to all my outside EMR Clinics. I have DSL on a separate route, so traffic is not with EMR data traffic into HQ. All offices have gigbyte swithces with CAT6. All PCs run 100/1000 nics. All tablets run 100/1000 nics/ wireless N compatiable with wifi connection from 90mbps to 130mbps. All my APs are wireless N.
Now at some time our physicians complain that the wireless is slow and will lag 10seconds between screens while in my EMR application that is at our HQ. It's not consistant, but it happens alot more. I have 5 dedicated EMR servers and I've only configured on nic for each server. I'm trying to find out how I can troubleshoot this and test my network to find out where my issue lies. I know the wifi is slower, but it shouldn't be that slow. I just don't know where to start and I need to show evidence of the bottleneck to my physicians.