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Should my RDS servers being virtual or physical

Posted on 2016-08-10
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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?
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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.
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how many iops does your disk subsystem support?
Which RAID level? What type of Disks
How much memory Installed
Which CPU
How many users?
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by:Lee W, MVP
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How many CPUs assigned - too many can cause a performance hit.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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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 ?
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do you require any more assistance to close out this question.
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