EJB cache settings
To configure and manage the cache for a specific EJB container.
Console | Servers | Application Servers | serverName | EJB Container | EJB Cache Settings
To determine the cache absolute limit, multiply the number of enterprise beans active in any given transaction by the total number of concurrent transactions expected. Then, add the number of active session bean instances. Use the Tivoli Performance Viewer to view bean performance information.
Cleanup interval Interval at which the container attempts to remove unused items from the cache in order to reduce the total number of items to the value of the cache size.
The cache manager tries to maintain some unallocated entries that can be allocated quickly as needed. A background thread attempts to free some entries while maintaining some unallocated entries. If the thread runs while the appserver is idle, when the application server needs to allocate new cache entries, it does not pay the performance cost of removing entries from the cache. In general, increase this parameter as the cache size increases.
Data type Integer Units Milliseconds Range 0 to 2 147 483 674 Default 3000
Cache size Number of buckets in the active instance list within the EJB container.
A bucket can contain more than one active enterprise bean instance, but performance is maximized if each bucket in the table has a minimum number of instances assigned to it. When the number of active instances within the container exceeds the number of buckets, that is, the cache size, the container periodically attempts to reduce the number of active instances in the table by passivating some of the active instances. For the best balance of performance and memory, set this value to the maximum number of active instances expected during a typical workload.
Data type Integer Units Buckets in the hash table Range Greater than 0. The container selects the next largest prime number equal to or greater than the specified value. Default 2053
See AlsoManaging EJB containers
Tuning performance parameter index
EJB container settings