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Started a new Conversation How To Improve / Debug Horizon Performance?


We have a couple of queues but lately one of our queues seems to be capped at 25 jobs per minute but another one achieved several 100 jobs per minute in the past.

How we can debug horizon and optimize queue performance?

How is it possible to get metrics on each individual job and see where they are taking so long?

How can we decide on the correct memory limit per queue?

How should we decide on the optimum number of processes for our server?

How many supervisors should we be running? Is 1 enough? Or should we have 1 supervisor per queue?

Right now we have 1 supervisor with 7 processes managing 3 queues. 5 processes are managing 1 queue which has minimum 5,000+ jobs at any given moment. But why is it taking 25 jobs per minute? Seems slow.

Hope someone can offer some insights and this can help others

Many thanks

5 months ago
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Replied to Connecting To MySQL AWS, Security Parameters?

@LAMBOONI - Hey, yeah I figured it out. I have 2 servers running on AWS. The one I created myself via EC2 I need a .pem file to access that I got when creating the server and I needed to whitelist dedicated forge IP's in the AWS EC2 Security Group however the server created with forge automated most of this as far as I can remember.

Using Sequel Pro and the forge-provisioned server, the following params work for me

MySqlHost: ip

Username: forge

Password: forge-database-password

SSH Host: ip

SSH User: forge

With the server I created myself I needed to change

SSH User: ubuntu

SSH Key: ~/.ssh/pem/my-aws-key.pem

SSH Port : 22

Does this help ?