SQL 2012 Memory

Windows 2012 R2 Server 32 GB Ram VM
SQL 2012 Enterprise

I was alerted today that my Windows 2012 Server Memory was over 80% when checking Task manager it is at 90%

The server has 32 GB of RAM and is a virtual machine on an ESXi 6.0 Host

I went into SQL Serer Management Studio  and on the Object Explorer I right clicked on the properties of my SQL Server Name.
In the Server Properties I selected Memory

For Server Memory

Minimum = 0 MB
Max = 10000 MB

Other Memory option
Index creation = 0 MB
Min memory per query = 1024 KB

Configured values is selected

If I have 10000MB as max why in task manager does it show I  am using 5,884.0 MB this is only 5 GB of memory

I read the minimum for sql should be 16 GB is that correct?  

I am not sure why my memory usage is so high all other processes are using low amounts of memory

IIS Worker Process is next highest at 438 mb


thanks

Tom
LVL 23
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorAsked:
Who is Participating?

Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
 
ste5anConnect With a Mentor Senior DeveloperCommented:
You cannot use the task manger, cause it is only reporting the private memory, not what is request for the buffers. SQL Server uses a dynamic memory allocation process, see this thread.
For getting the correct amount you can query it in SQL Server.

You need to set the min and max memory values to meaningful boundaries. With 32GB RAM setting min to 16GB is fine and the max value depends on how much the server needs for the rest. So using 28GB or 30GB is often a good choice.
0
 
bbaoConnect With a Mentor IT ConsultantCommented:
first check below MSDN article and follow the instructions to learn the actual memory usage of your SQL.

https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-AU/library/ms176018.aspx

then please advise the result and your findings, if any.
0
 
Thomas GrassiSystems AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info guys
I modified SQL Memory and it has stabilized now
0
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

All Courses

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.