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Testing if the speed of a network is the bottleneck of computer performance.

Currently we use a program from our server which is running somewhat slow. I wanted to rule out a network issue. To troubleshoot, can I connect a laptop directly to the server via an Ethernet cable and see if it is faster before testing all the connections?

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serialband

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Bert2005

It was just as slow. I have two VMs that I RDP into. Thought that may be the bottleneck, but the program is just poorly written.

Weird thing about my two VMs is one you can connect to from the server and use CTRL + ALT + DELETE and then run a program. The other will not recognize when you click on the three tiny boxes at the top left or click on Action and then the CTRL + ALT + DELETE.
serialband

Check task manager.  Is the CPU getting pegged?  Is the program using up all RAM and going to swap?  (Do you actually have swap on your VM?) Allocate more resources.
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