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Database Administration
Reference : Database Startup Parameters : Alphabetical listing of database startup parameters : Maximum Servers (-Mn)
Maximum Servers (-Mn)
Operating system and syntax
UNIX / Windows
-Mn n
Use with
Maximum value
Minimum value
Single-user default
Multi-user default
The maximum number of remote client servers that can be started on the system. The value specified is always incremented by 1 to provide a server for the primary login broker.
Use Maximum Servers (-Mn) to limit the number of remote user servers that can be started by the broker process. The performance tradeoff to consider is swapping overhead for many servers versus overloading (slowing down) a server with too many clients. Also, use Minimum Clients per Server (-Mi) to adjust the actual number of servers in use.
Note: The maximum value for the number of servers that can be started for a database is limited by available resources of the operating system.
See Maximum Clients per Server (-Ma) and Minimum Clients per Server (-Mi) for more information.