Persistent connections with WebDAV

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HCP supports persistent connections with WebDAV. Following a request for an operation, HCP keeps the connection open for 60 seconds, so a subsequent request can use the same connection.

Persistent connections enhance performance because they avoid the overhead of opening and closing multiple connections. In conjunction with persistent connections, using multiple threads so that operations can run concurrently provides still better performance.

If the persistent connection timeout period is too short, ask your tenant administrator about having it changed.

Note: With persistent connections, if a single node has more than 254 concurrent open connections, those above the first 254 may have to wait as long as ten minutes to be serviced. This includes connections where the HCP domain name resolved to the target node.

To avoid this issue, either don’t use persistent connections or ensure that no more than 254 threads are working against a single node at any given time.