We are creating a standard build for windows 2008 and windows 2008R2 for remote offices who have different servers and application roles.
I know there are many arguments to what size should be and that you should use permon for further optimization for the size but we are trying to come up with a standard build doc and further optimizations can be done upon request.
Here is the scope:
1) Page files initial size will be 1.5 times RAM installed.
2) Page file max will be 2 time RAM installed
3) If RAM is more than 50GB then Page file MAX will be 50GB or 100GB (not sure what is best).
Some of these servers are sql database server, some are host small IIS sites, and so forth..
So the questions is,
Should we have the min and max to be the same size to avoid fragmentation of the file?
Do you think this is a good practice for setting page file size?
If a server has massive memory (64GB or more) what do you think would a good argument for size?
Should we consider different page file size for VMs as opposed to physical?