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Memory Virtual Memory change

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by djDEATH, 18 Oct 2011.

  1. djDEATH

    djDEATH Habari gani?

    23 Mar 2006
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    Hi All...

    Can I pick your brains??

    Does anyone else here work in infrastructure? looking after servers across different domains etc?

    We run reports for our customers laying out what has changed and how service has been running at the end of each quarter, and have noticed that around the 4th September, the virtual memory, or pagefile, has increased in size on a huge number of our customers servers, and I suspect it was a windows update, as it happened at the same time (within 48 hours of each other) across too many servers and customers for one of us or indeed any person to have manually changed, and given we are an outsourcing company, how would each oft hose companies have co-ordinated such a chasnge?

    Can anyone who has access to a server 2008 R2 box check to see whether your page file increased in size around that time, and in consequence, the usage of the page file increased accordingly...

    anybody verify that i'm not going mad and this did indeed happen? Googling hasn't returned much help so far, and although it is not causing any issues at all, it is a bit worrying that it changed across the board without notice. In some places adding around 24GB fo pagefile for terminal servers with lots and lots of RAM...

    Cheers in advance

  2. Landy_Ed

    Landy_Ed Combat Novice

    6 May 2009
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    I get a dev vm running win 2k8 r2 x64 as part of my role. not seeing any change, but then we don't tend to apply patches to our servers without notification & significant verification beforehand.

    I'd hazard that if a change in behaviour has occurred on servers your company manage but across multiple other companies, it is most likely to be your own company that has introduced it. In all honesty, if I saw such a significant increase in pf usage across the board without a targetted deployment of some bespoke app I'd be looking to get in touch with MS directly to determine why. Surely your company, as an FMS, has an incident level support agreement in place with your licensing that would facilitate such a query?

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