Best Practice Tips and tricks
After a few days in production, pull up the DymaxIO dashboard. If the Read I/Os eliminated is less than 40%, just add more memory to see those numbers rise and watch performance problems disappear. If testing on a very busy server, such as MS-SQL, add up to 16GB of DRAM for blazing results. If you cannot add 16GB, then add 8GB or at least 4GB. If you are running on MSSQL, it has a tendency to inefficiently use all the available memory. In these cases where there is not at least 4GB of available memory, then cap SQL memory usage per the above video, leaving at least 8GB for the OS and DymaxIO. Optimum results will not be achieved unless (1) systems have adequate memory and (2) the software is installed on each VM on the same host. Since each Windows VM generates a minimum of 30-40% unnecessary I/O traffic, it is imperative to install DymaxIO on all the VMs on the same host. If installing on 10+ servers, simply request the centralized management console from firstname.lastname@example.org to push the software out to as many servers as desired.
Next Steps and Resources
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