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    VMware 2008 R2 DC memory usage

    Just been going through some of our VMs to check they're running with the optimum amount of RAM and noticed that our primary DC is barely using 1GB of RAM (currently allocated 4GB as part of the standard template we use)

    What are others running their DCs with, thinking of dropping it down to 2GB (same applies to a few other servers e.g. a 2003 DHCP server has 2GB probably only needs 1GB)

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    Ours are set for 2GB with a maximum utilisation of <50% in the last month.

    Hope this helps.

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    The last school was 4GB again from our standard template. We had plenty of spare resources so we didnt see any point in reducing it.

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    Yep 2GB for a DC works fine here as well - going to be looking at moving to a more Server Core based network with Server 8 so I guess that might even get lower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    The last school was 4GB again from our standard template. We had plenty of spare resources so we didnt see any point in reducing it.
    I thought that at first but used up 36GB on one host for the first time the other day... having VMware lets me play with too many shiny things

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    Both DCs are virtualised and each one is running 2GB RAM, as this is the minimum requirement indicated by MS. Furthermore, both DCs have only a single processor each.

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    2GB here (non-core) and they're barely using half that.

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    Thanks all, going to drop them down to 2GB I think

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