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10 second delay for an application

I am working for a bank and one of our application when contacting a server in another country has a 10 second delay response from last week.

Resulting in the network lag which is totally unacceptable under Bank norms. The links are running IPSEC tunnels over MPLS links between the both the sides. What should I do ? The details are somewhat like below: -

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Re: 10 second delay for an application

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Well you might start by determining if the network exhibits "bad" performance/behavior for other traffic too.

You also might determine if the applications is particularly sensitive to network behavior.

How you accomplish the foregoing, especially understanding/analyzing test results, is not something that's easily explained in a this kind of forum.

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Re: 10 second delay for an application

Joseph is correct.

In a past life I worked for a bank with off shore locations using SAP /Peoplesoft. Generally none of these apps are geared for wan usage. they assume 0 latency with infinite bandwidth.

First, I would establish what constitues Network overhead. That would be a ping test to the last IP before the server.

Second, I would try to capture a typical transaction, there may be some clues in the request/respone dialog.

Third, make sure the layer 1 & 2 components are not exhibiting anything like drops, bad frames etc etc

Fourth, Make sure tcp is configured correctly on end stations. there is info on the internet regarding optimizing window sizes.

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In a past life I worked for a bank with off shore locations using SAP /Peoplesoft. Generally none of these apps are geared for wan usage. they assume 0 latency with infinite bandwidth.

Not true!  They only assume LAN like performance, such as submillisecond latency and 100 Mbps, or better, bandwidth. 

Actually in one of my past lives, I spent a decade supporting SAP's Enterprise network.  SAP software, especially the older versions, was also very "fragile", drop a packet and it would drop the session.

If I only had a nickle for everytime application folk would come to us with a complaint like, Sydney (Australia) is "slow" accessing the Walldorf (Germany) server applications.  What's wrong with the network?

Unfortunately, I've misplaced it, but for a while I use to provide application developers a Microsoft white paper about special considerations for developing network applications to run across WANs.  (NB: not sure many of Microsoft's developers read that paper either.  )

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