Configuring Application Pool Recycling for au2mator

Modified on Mon, 18 Dec 2023 at 08:42 PM

Here, we want to show how Application Pool Recycling can improve IIS Performance.



A slow page load time can indicate that the application pool has been recycled since the last time the portal was accessed. When a user accesses a page on the au2mator Portal for the first time after an application pool recycles, an application start event occurs, which will do some admin stuff in the background. Especially for large customer environments, this process can take up to a few minutes. This is a one-time event that occurs after each application pool is recycled. Further, for each page accessed for the first time after an application pool recycles, IIS will take a little longer to generate and store the resulting page in the IIS output caching. This needs to be done only once for each page.

One thing that can be done to help address this is to adjust application pool recycling frequency/conditions. While au2mator does not recommend completely shutting off app pool recycling, it can be delayed once every few days or during specific time windows. To do this, open IIS:

Step 1: Open IIS

Open IIS on the au2mator Server

Step 2: Navigate to the Application Pool

Navigate to Application Pools

Step 3: right click on au2mator App Pool

Right-click on au2mator Application Pool

Step 4: Select Recycling...

Select "Recycling..."

Step 5: Set Recycling

Edit the Recycling conditions. The default setting is 1740 minutes (29 hours). au2mator recommends only having the app pool recycle automatically 1/day during non-business hours.

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