Pagefile size on 200R2 Vm

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Hi all,

I have a 2008 R2 SQL server (vmware Vm 5.1) that I have allocated 26 GB of RAM to. Ive noticed that the server is now consuming 27GB of disk for the pagefile.

Is there a real need, considering its a VM, to have the pagefile grow to the same as the allocated RAM?
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Yes, Pagefiles are required, leave as System Managed,

It does not matter, whether the server is physical or virtual, same rules apply, see the following, and have a read, if you decide to run without a pagefile.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2860880

http://lifehacker.com/5426041/understanding-the-windows-pagefile-and-why-you-shouldnt-disable-it

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/clinth/2009/09/03/the-case-of-the-enormous-page-file/

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