How much server memory is enough?
Posted on 2007-11-20
This is an in-house setup:
HP ML 100 G3, RAID - Server 2003, Domain, Terminal Services, ArcServe, REV Loader
4 slots, max 8 GB, 2x512MB installed
HP ML 350 G4p, RAID 5 - Server 2003 R2, SQL Database, FTP, a few extras services.
6 slots, max 12 GB, 4x1GB installed.
20 users, 5 remote on off hours.
I'd like to just kicked the ML 100 up to 8GB. Cost not bad.
As far as the ML 350, 4GB over two slots will bring it to 8GB. Cost not bad. As I do the slot availability/memory card game, going further than 8 GB gets expensive as it's really not worth sucking up another slot with just a 2GB in the long term. Aren't sets better? 10GB instead of 9GB.
I've noticed, not the users, a slow down in the ML 100 performance, and the ML 350 as it's grown from 7-16 GB over the past year. The little things etc. Query's from the front end application are a little slow, pages loading in the browser etc.
I'm a beginner at networking, and I can't get a picture in my head of the relationship between the demands on the network and the resources necessary.
How much memory is really needed?
Speed freaks welcomed.....