SQL Server with Mr. Denny

Jun 25 2009   9:00AM GMT

Setting VMware memory settings to improve SQL Server Performance

Denny Cherry Denny Cherry Profile: Denny Cherry


There is a VMware setting which you can set which should give you a small but noticeable performance improvement in SQL Server performance when that SQL Server is running within a VMware Virtual Machine.

This setting is the Large Pages setting.  This will allow the SQL Server to allocate memory from the host in 2 Meg chunks instead of 4k chunks.  This has been shown to provide up to a 6% performance improvement in performance, however your mileage may very.

This setting can be found by editing the Hosts Advanced Settings on the Configuration tab.  The setting is Mem.AllocGuestLargePage.


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  • Jrm1010
    hola necesito saver como intalo configruarcion settings para desbloquiar un dicdor telefonico que lo tengo bloquiado
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  • Denny Cherry
    Sorry, but can you repost this in English? BabbelFish can't translate most of it.
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