virtual memory minimum too low
Posted on 2014-11-14
We have a DELL Poweredge server with Windows 2003 server R2 installed on it. We've been facing this problem of the server getting very slow and eventually getting hung up. It happens during a particular time frame in the morning(9:0 to 10:30) each day.
This problem is supposedly triggered after a mesage "Windows - Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low" which describes "Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging file. During theis process, memory requests for some applications may be denied.", which appears just a few seconds before this problem begins.
To resolve this, we identify the applications which are consuming high virtual memory and as the users to close them. After doing so, and waiting for a couple of minutes the system gets back on track. Thereafter, during the rest of the day this problem seldom re-occurs.
Kindly provide an insight to help us resolve this issue.