Server Performance Software

Mar 6, 2020 3:06AM PST

I am using 10 VM each for every group company and each has their own application installed with SQL database, AV, and standard applications
I have 4 TB SSD drive with quad core IBM server with 16 GB ram
It been 3 months and users have begun to notice slow performance in their application, What Precaution should i take

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Post was last edited on March 6, 2020 5:26 AM PST

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Re: server performance
Mar 6, 2020 5:33AM PST

That link (I removed it because it looked like spam) said that defragmentation can make a hard disk slower (in fact: not at all or hardly noticeable for an SSD) and advertised a Windows program to keep it defragmented. That's a bad idea for an SSD, and very unlikely to be the cause of slower performance on a webserver. It could even be a Linux server for all we know.

You'll have to analyse the cause of the slowness, or if you can't find that yourself, hire an expert or a company.
It can be that you need another server or more RAM in the server or a faster network or optimised settings in the server, the VM or the application.
But don't exclude the option that it's just a bad application that slows down because it doesn't correctly handle the increasing amount of stored data.

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Well looking at your specs yopu
Mar 10, 2020 9:53AM PDT

have 10 VM's sharing 16GB of ram. If all 10 are up and being used that's at little over 1 gb per VM. Plus you have the apps and SQL on the same VM. HD's using raid technology are more common for servers. Also most servers use Xeon processors. I suggest 64GB of RAM.

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A few more thoughts.
Mar 10, 2020 10:59AM PDT

That's a lightweight server so I'd think it's working pretty well given the story. But.

1. Check your SQL code for performance sucking gaffes like:

2. No matter how fast or bad @ss your server is, there will always be calls for it to be faster.

3. For this many users it's a light weight server. Not enough cores, RAM and what looks like a non-RAID storage system. Budget may not allow this to change so take solace that it all works and campaign for more or better servers.

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