I've got an old Compaq Proliant server which has recently started running out of memory. The machine is currently hosting NDPS and my Zenworks database, neither of which is used much. After being up for several days, eventually I start getting out of memory errors until I reboot.
Here's a typical message.
5-02-2005 4:59:39 pm: SERVER-5.60-0
Severity = 5 Locus = 1 Class = 1
Short term memory allocator is out of memory.
733 attempts to get more memory failed.
request size in bytes 86016 from Module NWPA.NLM
The module is always NWPA.NLM, I don't know if that's significant.
The machine currently has 256 megs of RAM. The problem is, I can't add more memory. It takes these really weird proprietary Compaq EDO sticks that look like 168-pin DIMMs, but are actually slightly different, and I have not been able to find them bigger than 64 megs, and if I did find them they'd probably cost a fortune.
Anyway, until I can get a new machine, I'm trying to find ways to make more memory available on this one. I've been unloading DOS, but what other kinds of things can I do to increase available memory?