Internal network resources are slow, becoming slower
Posted on 2012-03-21
4 months back I rebuilt our entrie network infrastructure.
The core of data exchange is a MD3000 NAS that is connected to a Perc6i raid card in a dell 1950 server with dual Quad Xeons and 8Gb ram running Server 2008 R2
Initially all were pleased iwth the performance and speed. The past few months things seem to be gradually getting slower.As of last Friday I am told things are much slower.
I have a 3-5 users who run solidworks (CAD program) from there workstations and access the drawings and assemblies off the NAS.
I have a single Gb network card that goes to a gigabit switch, there are no errors on the switch or the network card. There is another NIC I could team with, not sure on the benefit of that.
The only thing else on this server which is a domain controller is DNS and DHCP and AD and VIPRE business which contains a small SQL 05 database which normally uses about 325Mb of memory.
Apart from that I cannot think of anything else, do the experts have suggestions?