It was our opinion that it wasn't an index issue.  I cleared the logs from the 
IPA server, and then just ran a JIRA sync with the server.  I gave Rich the log 
file from my IPA for that sync.  I can't find the exact conversation, but we 
determined that JIRA was connecting to LDAP some 1000 times or so to do the 
sync.   The logs didn't show but one search done that didn't have an index 
which is why we concluded it wasn't an index issue. 

John Moyer
Director, IT Operations

On Sep 4, 2013, at 9:51 AM, Martin Kosek <> wrote:

> Ah, ok. One of the reasons why I was poking to this thread is exactly this
> ticket. It does not contain much information _what exactly_ is making IPA
> performance poor - whether it is missing indices (which ones?) or some issue
> in IPA plugins during binds, etc.
> Without more information, we do not know what to fix, what to improve.
> Martin
> On 09/04/2013 02:01 PM, John Moyer wrote:
>> Martin,
>> I apologize there was a large offline conversation between Rich and
>> myself.   Rich was kind enough to help me through some of my issues.  We
>> did a lot more tests and poking and prodding.   We discovered that IPA is
>> not as efficient when dealing with large number of connections.  Most of
>> my load inefficiently reconnect to IPA over and over and over and though
>> LDAP can deal with this fairly efficiently, IPA apparently drops to it's
>> knees.
>> A ticket was opened to addressed this issue.
>> Thanks, _____________________________________________________ John Moyer 
>> Director, IT Operations Digital Reasoning Systems, Inc. 
>> Office:      703.678.2311 Mobile:    
>> 240.460.0023 
>> Fax:         703.678.2312
>> On Sep 4, 2013, at 3:44 AM, Martin Kosek <> wrote:
>>> On 08/30/2013 11:08 PM, John Moyer wrote:
>>>> Well IPA has machine entries on some test clusters that I'm rolling
>>>> IPA out on (20 machines maybe) but the user base is the same (about 80
>>>> ~ 100) accounts with maybe 40 to 50 groups?
>>>> I've stood up a clone of the jira server along with IPA.   I cleared
>>>> my logs and then did the sync and ran the log analyzer on it.   These
>>>> stats are pretty much ONLY for that jira sync I don't have any other
>>>> connections pointed to it.
>>>> Start of Log:    30/Aug/2013:15:57:13 End of Log: 
>>>> 30/Aug/2013:16:01:14
>>>> Processed Log Time:   Hours, 4 Minutes, 1 Seconds
>>>> Restarts:                     1 Total Connections:            824 SSL 
>>>> Connections:              824 Peak Concurrent Connections:  6 Total 
>>>> Operations:             1806 Total Results:                1805
>>>> Overall Performance:          99.9%
>>>> Searches:                     968        (4.02/sec)  (241.00/min) 
>>>> Modifications:                5          (0.02/sec)  (1.24/min) Adds: 
>>>> 0          (0.00/sec)  (0.00/min) Deletes:                      0 
>>>> (0.00/sec)  (0.00/min) Mod RDNs:                     0
>>>> (0.00/sec) (0.00/min) Compares:                     0
>>>> (0.00/sec) (0.00/min) Binds:                        833
>>>> (3.46/sec) (207.39/min)
>>>> Proxied Auth Operations:      0 Persistent Searches:          1
>>>> Internal Operations:          0 Entry Operations:             0
>>>> Extended Operations:          0 Abandoned Requests:           0 Smart
>>>> Referrals Received:     0
>>>> VLV Operations:               0 VLV Unindexed Searches:       0 SORT 
>>>> Operations:              0
>>>> Entire Search Base Queries:   0 Unindexed Searches:           1
>>> This looks like a promising way to find out the reason, thanks John.
>>> However, I see just one unindexed search. Is the access log complete?
>>> Previously I see that the sync takes 900 seconds/15 minutes, but there
>>> is only 4 minutes the access log. Note that it it may take some time
>>> until the log is dumped.
>>> I think it would be also useful to run the analyzer with "-ula" flags as
>>> Rob suggested earlier to find out the unindexed searches (if any).
>>> What I find interesting is that JIRA does a lot of LDAP BINDs. Can the 
>>> problem be in longer BINDs than with than expected (compared to for
>>> example plain LDAP servers)? Performance-wise, it would be I think
>>> better if JIRA does just one BIND and run all the LDAP searches the
>>> established connection. But I do not know if it can be configured this
>>> way.
>>> Rich, Rob, I am wondering if the slow up is not really caused by the
>>> binds, we have several DS plugins tied to the BIND operation, it may be
>>> useful to analyze if they do not take too long.
>>> Martin

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