I just upgraded the RAM in our SQL server from 2GB to 10GB and the SQL DB is only using 2.7GB of RAM. I have read many places things like:
"AWE memory cannot be dynamically managed, like memory is normally managed in SQL Server. This means that SQL Server will automatically grab all the RAM it can when it starts (except for about 128MB, which is reserved for the operating system), but it will not release any of this RAM until SQL Server is turned off. "
I set BOTH the /3GB and /PAE switch in my boot.ini file, and I enabled AWE in SQL server via the following commands:
SP_CONFIGURE 'show advanced options', 1
SP_CONFIGURE 'awe enabled', 1
SP_CONFIGURE 'max server memory', 9216
From what I had gathered I assumed the SQL server would use 9GB of RAM and leave 1GB for the system. I look in Perfmon->SQL Server:MemoryManager->Targ
et Server Memory(KB) and it is saying roughly 2.7GB
What am I missing?