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[whitepaper] Running SQL Server with Hyper-V Dynamic Memory

Posted 04 August 2011 - 09:20 AM

http://msdn.microsof...y/hh372970.aspx

A "Best Practices and Considerations" white paper on memory management. It's been passed around work and gotten favorable reviews.

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Summary: Memory is a critical resource to Microsoft SQL Server workloads, especially in a virtualized environment where resources are shared and contention for shared resources can lead to negative impact on the workload. Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 introduced Hyper-V Dynamic Memory, which enables virtual machines to make more efficient use of physical memory resources. Hyper-V Dynamic Memory treats memory as a shared resource that can be reallocated automatically among running virtual machines. There are unique considerations that apply to virtual machines that run SQL Server workloads in such environments. This document provides insight into considerations and best practices for running SQL Server 2008 R2 in Hyper-V Dynamic Memory configurations on Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1.


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