Best Method To Improve SCCM Performance?
Posted on 2011-03-10
Hello Everyone -
I introduced SCCM 2007 R3 to my company's domain a couple of months ago. When I started, I didn't know a thing about it and am teaching myself how to use it more each day.
Our company has 4 primary locations. Each is connected by WAN with about 300-500 workstations at each location. I installed the SCCM server at at my location in Tennessee, then created Site System roles at each of the other locations.
Here's what I'm trying to do: The San Diego location is the other "big" one. I recently installed the SCCM Console on one of their workstations to show them a few things. During installation, I of course entered in the SCCM server in TN to connect to. When they tried to browse it, it was extremely slow to populate collections as well as refreshing everything else.
What should I do? I have already created a new VM in San Diego which will be deicated to SCCM use. Should I make it a secondary site? If so, would that alleviate many of my issues?
I had already started installing SQL on it when I stopped as I found that secondary sites use the primary's database. If that's true, I can't see how the browsing and refreshing speed would improve.
My primary site has Windows 2008 R2 x64 running SCCM 2007 R3 on a beefed up VM running on ESX.
Please advise - Thanks!