sp blitz memeory dangerously low

I just got copied into a health-check report on a number of corporate SQL servers.

One of the issues it raised was "memory dangerously low" stating the server has 8191 mb of physical memory, but only 233 are available.

Is this a configuration issue - ie is it really saying the server is only configured to use 233 mb - or is this just indicative the server is currently under huge stress?

I dont really understand what the DBA is meant to do about this - if its a setting he can change then fine, but if its because the server is under stress what can he do.
LVL 4
pma111Asked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

trinitrotolueneDirector - Software EngineeringCommented:
browsing around I came across this post which might be relevant. Have a read

http://www.brentozar.com/blitz/max-memory/
0
Vitor MontalvãoMSSQL Senior EngineerCommented:
ie is it really saying the server is only configured to use 233 mb
No. It's saying that the server have 233MB memory free. Can't even be an issue if you set SQL Server max server memory to values near the RAM's physical limit. If it's that the case you need to disable the monitor so you won't have false positive alerts.
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
trinitrotolueneDirector - Software EngineeringCommented:
if you do not cap SQL Server's max memory usage you could end up seeing Windows being starved for memory and paging to disk happening frequently.
This could greatly reduce your server's performance.
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SQL Server

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.