The numbers below show the time taken by Admin Console main screen to show up in the Browser - for the first time after fresh install.
For http, the time is counted after entering the URL in the browser, and pressing return. In case of https, the time is counted after confirming security exception prompt.
1. DAS only (secure admin enabled): 30+ sec
2. Single node, two instance cluster (secure admin not enabled): 100+ sec
3. Two node, two instance cluster (secure admin enabled): 200+ sec
This is by no means any methodical performance test, but simply shows "perceived load time" on Solaris 10 Sparc machines (Niagara, T1000), that are used for day to day testing.
Server log for #3.
Hudson cluster creation job log for #3.