Presented by Ian Parker, Senior Web Services Administrator, ThomsonReuters
This session will focus on how to use free tools to identify where your user density and stability constraints are, and how to address them via software or hardware upgrades. Ian Parker, Senior Web Services Administrator for ThomsonReuters will begin the session with a brief review of CPU, disk and memory constraints, and then move forward into an in-depth analysis of memory usage and limits. Ian will discuss:
- How to identify common 32 bit Windows scalability limits such as paged and non-paged pool limits
- How to contrast those common 32 bit Windows scalability limits with 64 bit Windows
- Memory management options in 32 bit Windows (You might be able to increase your available RAM by as much as 20%!)
- Session memory analysis using Windbg. Including a hands on demonstration configuring Windbg and performing memory analysis on a live server, including statistics not available via Perfmon.
- Why Windows 2008 session architecture may perform better than Windows 2003 for some applications and users