Monday, February 04, 2013 7:48 PM
File Server A - located at remote location with example IP: 10.75.75.10, is a VM on a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V cluster. Issue: Performance on server is horrendous using direct host map or via DFS (Worst)
Client is on a 192.x.x.x network and the server is behind firewall as crossing two domains but test is a a mass delete so data not crossing firewall.
First test \\domainname\deptshare\location\DFS Share; checked out 2150 files (23.57 Mbytes) in 35 Minutes and 52 seconds. Items deleted at 3 items/second
Second test \\server name\share (point to same location as above test); checked out 2150 files (23.57 MBytes) in 5 minutes and 27 seconds at 51 items/second
Third test \\old server\share (point to old physical server location where data originally located): check out 2150 files (23.57 Mbytes) in 2 Minutes
We also noted on first and second test that I/O would hault for 5-10 seconds and also seeing large ddelays when using normal applications such as office.
The server has 4GB of RAM and we don't have any more to give as we are running down to 10GB on the Hyper-V host.
Server is running at 90-95% RAM utilization and 5-10% CPU (Have dual CPU VCpu's) RAM utilization is being taken up primarly by Undelete Software (UdServe.exe @ 2,442,340K) and SearchIndexer at 133,800K)
We are setup as follows
Site: Name of site for above Server
Site: Site of server above; Path \\servername\Dept
So to access DFS path would be \\companyname.com\DeptShare\location name
We currently do not have replication setup.