We recently upgraded our SQL to 2008 R2, this server is very powerful, see the specs:
4 x 8core Intel Xeon 2Ghz processors
5 x 1Gb nics (2 teamed for production, 2 teamed for heartbeat, 1 for iLo)
Windows server Enterprise 2008R2.
Firewall is disabled.
but weird thing is ASP and ASP.Net applications are slow when they are first time launched, sometimes timeout. after application is loaded, it's fast like fly.
Applications are using ASP.Net 1.1 and 2.0, .Net framework is 1.1, 2.0, and 3.5.
Any comment is welcome.