@ECHO OFF :: ============================================================================ :: This script serves as a guide defining best-practice configurables for a :: production environment. See documentation regarding configurables here: :: https://www.perforce.com/perforce/doc.current/manuals/cmdref/Content/CmdRef/configurables.configurables.html :: :: Copyright and license info is available in the LICENSE file included with :: the Server Deployment Package (SDP), and also available online: :: https://swarm.workshop.perforce.com/projects/perforce-software-sdp/view/main/LICENSE :: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- REM Set P4PORT and P4USER and run p4 login before running this script. :: Verify instance value if %1x==x ( echo Error: An instance argument is required. echo . exit /b 1 ) SET instance=%1 call C:\p4\common\bin\p4env.bat %1 @ECHO ON p4 configure set run.users.authorize=1 :: The server.depot.root configurable is valid for P4D 2014.1+ p4 configure set server.depot.root=c:\p4\%instance%\depots p4 configure set journalPrefix=%CHECKPOINTS_DIR%\p4_%instance% :: The db.peeking configurable is valid for P4D 2013.3+ p4 configure set db.peeking=3 p4 configure set dm.user.noautocreate=2 p4 configure set dm.user.resetpassword=1 p4 configure set filesys.P4ROOT.min=5G p4 configure set filesys.depot.min=5G p4 configure set filesys.P4JOURNAL.min=5G :: Note: With the SDP structure, filesys.P4LOG.min=5G and :: filesys.TEMP.min=5G don't need to be set, as they are :: stored on the same volume as the journal and are thus :: accounted for with filesys.P4JOURNAL.min. p4 configure set monitor=1 p4 configure set server=4 :: For P4D 2015.2+, make client views global in a commit/edge environment. p4 configure set server.global.client.views=1 :: For P4D 2013.2+, setting db.reorg.disable=1, which turns off :: dynamic database reorg, has been shown to significantly improve :: performance when Perforce databases (db.* files) are stored on :: some solid state storage devices, while not making a difference :: on others. p4 configure set db.reorg.disable=1 :: Set net.tcpsize to 512k when P4D is 2017.1 or less. In 2014.2 :: the default value become 512k. For newer versions of p4d, set :: net.tcpsize explicitly to 0 to engage auto-self-tuning feature. p4 configure set net.tcpsize=0 :: For P4D 2016.2.1468155+, set db.monitor.shared = max value. :: This is the number of 8k pages to set aside for monitoring, :: which requires pre-allocation of sufficient RAM. The default :: is 256, or 2MB, enough for about 128 active/concurrent processes. :: The max as of 2016.2 is 4096. Setting db.monitor.shared=0 :: causes the db.monitor on disk to be used instead, which can :: potentially be a bottleneck. p4 configure set db.monitor.shared=4096 p4 configure set net.backlog=2048 p4 configure set lbr.bufsize=1M p4 configure set lbr.autocompress=1 p4 configure set filesys.bufsize=1M p4 configure set serverlog.file.4=%LOGS_DIR%\audit.csv p4 configure set serverlog.retain.4=%KEEPLOGS% p4 configure set serverlog.maxmb.4=200 p4 configure set serverlog.file.8=%LOGS_DIR%\integrity.csv p4 configure set serverlog.retain.8=%KEEPLOGS% @echo "Creating a depot named 'spec' of type 'spec'. p4 depot -i < spec.depot.p4s @echo "Creating a depot named 'unload' of unload 'unload'. p4 depot -i < unload.depot.p4s :: For p4d 2013.2+ -Turn off max* commandline overrides. p4 configure set server.commandlimits=2 @echo See http://www.perforce.com/perforce/doc.current/manuals/p4dist/chapter.replication.html#replication.verifying @echo if you are also setting up a replica server. p4 configure set rpl.checksum.auto=1 p4 configure set rpl.checksum.change=2 p4 configure set rpl.checksum.table=1 :: Define number of login attempts before there is a delay, to thwart :: automated password crackers. Default is 3; set to a higher value to :: be more friendly to humans without compromising the protection. p4 configure set dm.user.loginattempts=7 :: For p4d 2016.1 Patch 5+ :: Enable a server with an expired temp license to start, albeit with limited :: functionality, so that license expiry doesn't make it impossible to perform :: license management via the front-door. This configurable allows the server :: to be started regardless of a bad license, though users will still be blocked :: by license invalid messages. Perpetual commercial licenses never expire; :: this configurable will not affect those. p4 configure set server.start.unlicensed=1 :: Starting with p4d 2015.1 Patch 5, disallow P4EXP v2014.2 (a client :: version known to misbehave) from connecting to the server. :: See: http://answers.perforce.com/articles/KB/15014 p4 configure set "rejectList=P4EXP,version=2014.2" :: For p4d 2011.1 thru 2015.1, set rpl.compress=3. For p4d 2015.2+, set :: rpl.compress=4. This setting compresses journal data only, which is :: almost always advantageous as it compresses well, while avoiding :: compression of archive data, which is a mixed bag in terms of performance :: benefits, and potentially a net netagive. p4 configure set rpl.compress=4 :: Starting with p4d 2016.2, enable these features. p4 configure set filesys.checklinks=2 p4 configure set server.locks.global=1 p4 configure set proxy.monitor.level=3 :: Recommended for Swarm p4 configure set dm.shelve.promote=1 p4 configure set dm.keys.hide=2 p4 configure set filetype.bypasslock=1 :: Starting with p4d 2016.1, use auth.id to simplify ticket handling. :: After setting auth.id, login again. p4 configure set rpl.forward.login=1 p4 configure set auth.id=p4_%SDP_INSTANCE% p4login.bat :: Set SDP version identifing info. p4 counter SDP "%DATE%" :: Restart to ensure all configurable changes take effect. p4 admin restart p4login.bat @echo It is recommended that you run 'p4 configure set security=3' or @echo 'p4 configure set security=4'. @echo See: http://www.perforce.com/perforce/doc.current/manuals/p4sag/chapter.superuser.html#DB5-49899\n"
Committing Rusy's shelved change after merging with other changes.
Added setting of dm.info.hide=1, to hide P4ROOT and other
sensitivie info from output of 'p4 info' from a non-authenticated
Removed setting of dm.user.resetpassword, which was already
commented out in the Unix version. This is not really a
general best practice to have set, as most accounts use some
form of LDAP integration. And even when not, having this
set imposes a certaion workflow on Perforce-managed passwords
that is often better handled in other ways.
Added net.autotune=1 setting and related comments.
Corrected misinformation in comments related to net.tcpsize configurable, and tweaked logic slightly.
Added more info in README and changed format to Markdown (renaming from .txt to .md).
Enhanced gen_default_broker_cfg.sh to detect whether net.autotune is enabled, and if so, add net.autotune to the broker configuration.
Enhanced rejectList value for P4EXP to also reject versions of
P4EXP that impesonate the version string from Windows Explorer.
The 'Operating System' also blocks the versions that impersonate.
Added comment for why filesys.P4LOG.main and filesys.TEMP.min aren't set.
Comment tweak only, no functional change.
Added comment indicating that these scripts serve as a guide defining
best practices configurables for a production environment. Also
added a handy URL to bookmark documenting many configurables:
No functional change.
Fixed issue with super user not being logged in after the restart
that occurs after setting auth.id.
Added filetype.bypasslock=1 configurable, recommended for Swarm.
This is needed to allow reviews of exclusively locked files. It
allows Swarm to unshelve such files for review, by doing:
p4 unshelve --bypass-exclusive-lock -s <shelved_changelist>
|#25||23001||tom_tyler||Added comment re: net.tcpsize to match lastest change to configure_new_servers.sh.|
For P4D 2016.2/1468155+ servers, added configurable setting.
p4 configure set db.monitor.shared=4096
Also added notes describing why we set it and other how it works.
Updated configure_new_server.* scripts, which reflect SDP best
practices for enterprise environments.
Taking out the setting to disable autologinpromt, upon discovery
that it has a safety feature of going interactive only in an
interactive terminal shell. It will still wreak havoc with
non-interactive commands that do things like 'ssh' with '-t' (to
simulate a interactive terminal shell, as is sometimes
necessary in automation). But as that is somewhat obscure,
the most widely applicable best practice is to use the default
p4d behavior, i.e. with autologinprompt enabled.
#review @sven_erik_knop @nick_poole
Bumped up dm.user.loginattempts from 3 to 7, to be more friendly to
humans who mistype passwords.
|#21||21883||tom_tyler||Added new configurable setting: 'filesys.bufsize=1M'.|
Configurables for best results with Swarm in particular, but
a generally better overall experience.
p4 configure set dm.shelve.promote=1
p4 configure set dm.keys.hide=2
Note that setting dm.shelve.promote=1 will slow down shelving
operations on an edge server, but will make the shelves globally
available. On balance, dm.shelve.promote=1 is recommended,
though admins should be aware of the trade off (a simpler global
view and cross-site code reviews, at some cost for performance
of shelving at edge sites).
For p4d 2016.1 Patch 5+ servers, enable a server with an expired temp license to
start, albeit with limited functionality, so that license expiry doesn't make it
impossible to perform license management via the front-door. This configurable
allows the server to be started regardless of a bad license, though users will
still be blocked by license invalid messages. Perpetual commercial licenses never
expire; this configurable will not affect those.
Also added +x file type modifier to the *.bat file.
Configured to re-login after setting auth.id, and restart p4d at the
end of the script.
Define auth.id for P4D 2016.1+ servers to "p4_<instance>".
The value doesn't really affect behavior for auth.id, so long as it's defined.
|#16||21173||tom_tyler||Taking advantage of new 2016.2 configurables.|
A few configurable tweaks:
* Setting server=4 logging as the default.
* Setting net.backlog=2048, per Support.
* Setting net.tcpsize=0 to engage 'auto-self-tuning' magic.
Added defense against known-misbehaving client versions
using rejectList configurable, availabe starting with P4D
2015.1 Patch 5.
Change to best-practice configurables.
For p4d 2016.1 Patch 2+ (2016.1.1395783+), disable auto
prompting for a password, as this can cause 'p4' commands
to go interactive that wouldn't normally, wreaking havoc
Fix with: p4 configure set auth.autologinprompt=0.
Adjusted setting of db.reorg.disable to go with the block comments
made previously to receive a setting for db.reorg.disable. In those
comments, setting of the value had been commented out, but now are
This impact has no functional change other than adding the safety
feature of avoiding setting db.reorg.disable for older versions of
p4d that don't support it.
Turn off database reorg per best practice recommendation from Anton and Michael S.
Stop running weekly_backup.sh automatically since a compact database actually causes
a performance hit. Added note to occasionally run weekly_backup.sh to recapture free space.
Removed configurables for 'errors' and 'events' structured logs.
Added 'maxmb' setting of 200MB for the structured audit log.
Enhanced Windows version work like Unix version:
* Added a check for the 'instance' paramter.
* Loads SDP environment from p4env.bat (equiv of p4_vars).
* Uses SDP environment to set various things.
* Now creates 'spec' and 'unload' depots.
Changed both Unix and Windows versions to use KEEPLOGS setting
defiend in standard SDP enviornment file to apply to 'retain'
setting of structured server logs.
Removed obsolete comment relationg to the SetDepotSpecMapField
trigger, which was obsoleted with server.depot.root in 2014.1.
Changed mechanism for creating 'spec' and 'unload' depots
to one that works the same for Windows and Linux.
Removed defaultChangeType setting. The impact on Swarm and
performance may not be worth the security benefit for. It
is still a good practice for some environments, but I'm not
sure it's a clear best practice to set it.
Added the audit log as a default structured log and set the rotation to keep 31 days.
Routine Merge Down to dev from main using:
p4 merge -b perforce_software-sdp-dev
Routine Merge Down to dev from main using:
p4 merge -b perforce_software-sdp-dev
Routine merge to dev from main using:
p4 merge -b perforce_software-sdp-dev
|#5||15554||tom_tyler||Routine merge-down from main.|
|#4||12030||tom_tyler||Merged down from main to refresh dev branch for SDP.|
|#3||12028||tom_tyler||Refreshed SDP dev branch, merging down from main.|
|#2||11463||russell_jackson||Updated dev to prepare for Summit agreed changes.|
|#1||10148||tom_tyler||Promoted the Perforce Server Deployment Package to The Workshop.|