What is the recommended max number of connections for ICAP to AV box?

Solutions ID:    KB4527
Version:    1.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    07/25/2011

Problem Description

If you have questions below:

-What is the recommended max number of connections for ICAP to AV box?

-What is the concurrent number of ICAP connections recommended by Bluecoat?

-Recommend concurrent connections for AV1400, AV2400 etc?


There are ICAP Maximum Connections recommended in the documents of ICAP deployment (link below), but however there are other environmental circumstenses that may have different optimal settings.

For the "ICAP Max number of connections",  we usually recommend by clicking the "Sense Settings" to automatically configure the ICAP service using the ICAP server parameters. That will use the optimal number of max connection for that particular ICAP service.

You can also refer to below "Sense Setting" command in CLI:

To check if there are performance bottle-neck on the sensed setting, you can view Proxy AV appliance statistics for CPU, Memory Usage, ICAP Objects, ICAP Bytes and Concurrent Connections:

If you have more thank one(1) unit of ProxyAV box, you may refer to the below document for "ICAP load balancing explained":

There are also some recommendations in this document that you might want to take a look.
Please refer to page 76 on Default Threshold settings.



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