I have an interesting question regarding a UAT environment for some testing I have created.
Basically what I have done is take a copy of the Central Administration Server from the live system - which is virtual and put it on a different virtual environment and that I have also taken a copy of the live database via a backup and restored it to a SQL server running on the virtual environment.
I got this working and in theory I should be laughing, however it runs extremely slowly.
Any ideas? I have changed the name of the URL for obvious reasons from somelike like SharePoint.Something.com to > UAT.SharePoint, which I could expect would cause a few links to break and maybe some images to not come up properly, but this is ridiculous.
Of the things I have tried so far I have:
Checked both the WFE and the SQL boxes on both TaskMgr and PerfMon and checked on VM management tool and they are not being nearly maxed out, but even so I have doubled the ram to 4gb each!!!! I have optimised the SQL DB, which gave a slight improvement but not a lot. I have even tried accessing directly on the WFE, but still no improvement.
On a slight other note, I also have my Dev environment running off of the same Virtual Box, obviously a different VM, which looks at the same SQL, but is a vanilla build of SP MOSS 2007, however runs extremely fast.
Any ideas? Is there some setting that I have missed or something I can change?
Is there a better way of creating an accurate UAT copy of Live?
Any help appreciated.