In NetWare 6.5, the following changes were made in the way that the server processes work:
Eliminated the New Service Process Wait Time parameter.
Allowed the kernel to allocate up to the Maximum Service Processes when they are needed without waiting.
Freed worker threads that haven’t been used for five minutes and retained Minimum Service Processes.
Server process names won’t be reused, so higher numbers than the current number of worker threads are available.
These changes enable you to configure the Maximum Service Processes to a higher level without worrying that memory will be wasted by unused server processes.
A good rule is to have your Maximum Service Processes set to a server process for each remote client that will be logged in to the server.
You can configure Maximum and Minimum Service Processes in Novell Remote Manager. On the Set Parameters page, click, then click either or .
You can see if you are near the configured maximum for either pool in Monitor, which now reports both the current MP server processes and legacy UP server processes.
To see if you are having packet receive buffer problems:
In Novell Remote Manager, on the LSL Statistical Information page, look at the Get ECB Fails statistic.
Clickunder the heading in the navigation frame > .
In Monitor, on the LAN Statistics screen look at Receive Discarded, No Available Buffers statistic.
If you are running out of packet receive buffers, you might not have enough of them or you might need more server processes. First, increase the number of packet receive buffers. If that doesn’t resolve the problem, increase the number of server processes.
Packet receive buffers are usually 4 KB in size and each server process requires slightly more than 32 KB of memory.