Solved

Should my RDS servers being virtual or physical

Posted on 2016-08-10
5
160 Views
Last Modified: 2016-08-30
Dear Experts

Please can you someone assist me with some advice.

My current RDS environment consists of 2 Server 2012 R2 servers that are virtualized on a Cisco UCS server.

We have been battling with performance issues for a long a time.

Is it best practice to have these servers virtualized or rather have physical servers?
0
Comment
Question by:TTAF4
5 Comments
 
LVL 37

Accepted Solution

by:
bbao earned 251 total points
ID: 41750408
it depends.

you need to first find out why the current performance is under your expectation. to address that, you need to monitor and measure the system performance.

a quick review can start from Windows Task Manager. while suffering the performance issue you got, observe the key activities of the VM including CPU usage, memory usage, disk read/write throughout and network connections.

further beyond that, if you are familiar with Performance Monitor, use it to track related system and RDS counters for performance details.

please let us know your key findings or anything unusual.
0
 
LVL 79

Assisted Solution

by:David Johnson, CD, MVP
David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 83 total points
ID: 41750410
how many iops does your disk subsystem support?
Which RAID level? What type of Disks
How much memory Installed
Which CPU
How many users?
0
 
LVL 95

Assisted Solution

by:Lee W, MVP
Lee W, MVP earned 83 total points
ID: 41750479
How many CPUs assigned - too many can cause a performance hit.
0
 
LVL 119

Assisted Solution

by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 83 total points
ID: 41750662
how many concurrent users, you will get more concurrent connections on a physical server compared to a virtual server.

So you will need more virtual servers for your concurrent users, if we are discussing thousands of concurrent connections ?
1
 
LVL 119
ID: 41769151
do you require any more assistance to close out this question.
1

Featured Post

Microsoft Certification Exam 74-409

Veeam® is happy to provide the Microsoft community with a study guide prepared by MVP and MCT, Orin Thomas. This guide will take you through each of the exam objectives, helping you to prepare for and pass the examination.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

This is an issue that we can get adding / removing permissions in the vCSA 6.0. We can also have issues searching for users / groups in the AD (using your identify sources). This is how one of the ways to handle this issues and fix it.
Exchange server is not supported in any cloud-hosted platform (other than Azure with Azure Premium Storage).
In this Micro Tutorial viewers will learn how to restore single file or folder from Bare Metal backup image of their system. Tutorial shows how to restore files and folders from system backup. Often it is not needed to restore entire system when onl…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the process of configuring basic necessities in order to use the 2010 version of Data Protection Manager. These include storage, agents, and protection jobs. Launch Data Protection Manager from the deskt…

770 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question