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High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

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  • High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

    Hi Everyone,
    If you have the time I would love some additional information on running off IIS.

    I am under the impression the IIS implementation of Alpha is still in beta - is this correct?
    How many users are you guys currently supporting per day?
    Have you had any issues with IIS implementation?
    Have you had any unexpected crashes / server downtime?

    We have a V12 app that runs fairly well but once in a while - it will crash. Very intermittent no sort of pattern etc.
    We are running around 20-40 users on 1 server and I think we may just be hitting load limits. Memory and CPU seems okay though.

    We are going to look at deploying another instance or moving to IIS.

    Would love to hear the community's thoughts on the matter.
    Scott Moniz - Computer Programmer/Analyst
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    Re: High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

    I would like to hear from the IIS experts as well.

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      Re: High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

      We are running the latest stable build with IIS, Window Standard Server 2012 r2 with 155 users spread over the US. Our data center is in Dallas, TX.

      Also running SQL Server 2012 on the same virtual machine.

      All is running well; no issues.

      I did abandon the Form View Control as the last build destroyed all of the code I had for my mobile devices. 155 angry users isn't where you want to be. Initial testing worked on the iPhone but did not work on any Android device. That is a control I doubt I will implement again anytime soon.

      I also do not use Alpha's built in security; I created one loosely based on OAuth and it's working well.

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        Re: High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

        Sounds good advice - thanks. Hmm Superman - is it Lex Luther..
        Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
        Albert Einstein, (attributed)
        US (German-born) physicist (1879 - 1955)

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          Re: High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

          Some days it's Superman, and some days it's Lex Luthor. Ya just never know!

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            Re: High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

            I also would like to hear real world experiences and an answer to some questions:

            - Alpha IIS still seems to be beta - is it ready for big real world applications?
            - Is it possible to run both WAS and IIS at the same server (for a limited period of time) for testing purpose and speed comparison?

            Thanks,
            Dietmar

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              Re: High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

              Originally posted by Jahnel View Post
              I also would like to hear real world experiences and an answer to some questions:

              - Alpha IIS still seems to be beta - is it ready for big real world applications?
              - Is it possible to run both WAS and IIS at the same server (for a limited period of time) for testing purpose and speed comparison?

              Thanks,
              Dietmar
              I already responded to Scott privately, but it seems like others are looking for feedback on IIS so I'll throw my comments into the mix.

              We are running Alpha Server IIS on a virtualized Hyper-V Windows Server 2012 R2. Made the jump about a year ago and have been running rock solid ever since.
              We have no problems with service stoppages or performance issues. Our application sees a relatively light load with perhaps 5-10 users at any give time.

              Through the initial setup we worked closely with Alpha Software. They helped us work through the initial installation and configuration road bumps and we helped them to
              resolve a few bugs as well. We provided them with a feedback report on the implementation. Now, that was over a year ago and I expect the transition to be much easier.

              In the beginning, we kept the old WAS running while we were testing the IIS implementation in parallel. So, yes you can run both servers at the same time. Ours were on physically
              different workstations. After about 3-4 months we were satisfied with the IIS performance, switched over completely to IIS Server and turned off the WAS.

              I'm not certain whether Alpha IIS is still considered beta or not. The last time I spoke with Alpha on this, they were working through some technical challenges on converting
              exisiting IIS beta licenses to production licenses. So, it kind of sounds like we are past the beta stage.
              Last edited by iRadiate; 07-21-2016, 08:49 AM. Reason: typo
              Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.3.0 Build 7582-5569 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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                Re: High Load Alpha Anywhere on IIS Servers / Stability Question

                Soon this all is easier. Read this.

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