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Windows 2003 Cluster Memory used Per Managed Resource

Right now I'm running teo Windows 2003 Storage Edition R2 64-bit edition servers in a active /passice configuration. I wondering if there is a to see how much memory each manage resourse is using on our cluster
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oBdACommented:
Negligible. The maximum amount of resources you can create on a W2k3 cluster is about 1600, but Microsoft recommends to not even come close to this limit. Any specific reason for your asking or are you just curious?
Using a server cluster with large numbers of file shares
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc780150(WS.10).aspx
Increasing Data Availability by Using Clustering
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757115.aspx
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compdigit44Author Commented:
RIght now my cluster has 145 resource both of my cluster nodes are running 2k3 Storage Edtion R2 SP2 64bit edition with 4GB of ram. I noticed me active node is constatly runnong at 85% of it's max memory is this normal?
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oBdACommented:
I cleaned out a cluster with something like 250 resources, replacing the single share resources for the home drives with automatically shared subfolders, and that cluster was running without problems on W2k with 512MB, so the number of resources shouldn't be the issue here. Even NT4 could manage 1600 resources, and in the days of NT4, 4GB was a good-sized hard drive, not the RAM.
Since this is storage edition, I assume that most of these are shares? Have you noticed the "Automatically share subfolders" property of a share resource? With the proper folder structure, you can create a lot of shares with a single resource, which improves the failover time drastically (and lessens the load on the cluster service a bit, because it has less resources to check).
Implementing home folders on a server cluster
support.microsoft.com/kb/256926
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compdigit44Author Commented:
These server are running McAfee Virusscan 8.5i is this makes a difference at all???
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oBdACommented:
Could be the culprit, depending on the traffic on your servers. Have you checked in task manager which processes are using huge amounts of memory?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
I just check task manage and McShield.exe is the top memory using process at 150,087k
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oBdACommented:
What's the information in the System Performance tab of task manager?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
Currect CPU usage = 2%
PF Usage = 0.99GB
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oBdACommented:
I actually meant the bunch of text information below the graphics ...
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compdigit44Author Commented:
PLease see the screen shot below
task-manager.bmp
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oBdACommented:
You should be just fine--it's just using the memory as file cache (note the "System Cache" entry in Physical Memory) (all the memory has to be good for something, after all).
"Windows Server 2003 automatically trims the cache when memory is scarce and enlarges the cache when memory is ample."
Monitoring the File System Cache
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc757398(WS.10).aspx
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compdigit44Author Commented:
But why does my performance monitoring application show that 85% of this memory is in use????
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oBdACommented:
Because it *is* in use? And because it is put to good use, namely as a cache so that your client file access is quicker?
What good would 3.5GB of unused memory do you--you've paid for it, after all?
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compdigit44Author Commented:
ok I understand...
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