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DPM server configuration

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  • Hello. Someone in the DPM forum suggested that I ask my question in a SQL forum. The question was:

    Assuming Windows Server 2008R2, would DPM 2010 run more efficiently on  (1) 8 core processor + (4x4) 16GB RAM or (2) 8 core processors + (8x2) 16GB RAM? Would upgrading to server 2012 and DPM 2012 change the answer?

    Thursday, February 06, 2014 4:10 AM

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  • Hello. Someone in the DPM forum suggested that I ask my question in a SQL forum. The question was:

    Assuming Windows Server 2008R2, would DPM 2010 run more efficiently on  (1) 8 core processor + (4x4) 16GB RAM or (2) 8 core processors + (8x2) 16GB RAM? Would upgrading to server 2012 and DPM 2012 change the answer?


    I cannot believe DPM guys tld you so.IMO this question is not related to SQL server.It might be related to windows server but again to answer this you must again ask vendor how could Windows guys tell what should be optimum configuration for DPM.Its your tool you could suggest whats best for it.

    Please mark this reply as the answer or vote as helpful, as appropriate, to make it useful for other readers

    Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:26 AM
  • Assuming Windows Server 2008R2, would DPM 2010 run more efficiently on  (1) 8 core processor + (4x4) 16GB RAM or (2) 8 core processors + (8x2) 16GB RAM? Would upgrading to server 2012 and DPM 2012 change the answer?

    I know next to nothing about DPM but I would expect the second option (16 total cores) to perform better than an 8 core box, assuming the CPUs are identical.  I don't think Windows Server 2012 (or R2) will change this.


    Dan Guzman, SQL Server MVP, http://www.dbdelta.com

    Thursday, February 06, 2014 12:30 PM
  • Hello,

    Someone asked a similar question about 2 dual cores vs 1 Quad core  and the answer was 2 dual core better that 1 quad core. Please read about it on the following thread:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/sqlserver/es-ES/5005e8ac-3f3e-45c1-b9bf-d1524862d1e6/dual-core-cpu-performance-improvment-sql-server-2005?forum=sqldatabaseengine

    I agree with Dan about choosing 2 processors and not 1. I think Glenn A. Berry would have chosen the same.

    Hope this helps.

    Regards,

    Alberto Morillo
    SQLCoffee.com

    Thursday, February 06, 2014 1:18 PM
  • Thanks for the advice. 2 processors it is!
    Saturday, February 08, 2014 1:34 AM