how to configure import slice and import sleep time in MDIS ?
what isthe importance of import slice and import sleep time in MDM 7.1 . how to configure these paramaters in mdis.ini file . when i studied in MDM 7.1 console reference guide i havent undertand these terms . please help me in this regard .............
When importing records into an MDM repository, the MDM Server (MDS)
locks the repository from all other client activities in order to
safeguard the integrity of the repository's data. To maintain the safe
and timely import of data without sacrificing performance for other MDM
clients, a balance must be struck between the amount of time MDS devotes
to importing records and the time it allows for processing requests from
To help you optimize this balance, MDM introduces the concepts of import
slices and import sleep time. Import slices divide a set of import
records into smaller groups (slices) for MDS to process. By breaking up
a large import job into multiple slices, other MDM clients no longer
have to wait until the entire import job is complete before their
requests can be answered by MDS. Now, MDS can set aside time between
processing each import slice to respond to requests from other clients.
During this period, called the import sleep time, MDS becomes available
to all other client activities. Once the import sleep time ends, MDS
starts processing the next import slice. MDS continues alternating
between import slices and import sleep time until the entire import job
In order to set these parameters, you should add the these parameters to the MDS.ini
After such an entry, a restart of MDS is required.
An example set up would be :
Import Slice Size Min=10000
Import Slice Size Max=50000
Import Slice Size=50000
Import Sleep Time Max=100
Of course, you would need to adjust these setting to your business requirements and scenario needs.