SQL Server Performance

Disk array controller Cache

Discussion in 'Performance Tuning for Hardware Configurations' started by aviegas22, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. aviegas22 New Member

    I have Compaq servers with win 2000 and sql server 2000 I have some problems as the clients hang some times having the work stations blocked. I have been told that this could be also due to the disk controller cache. I have been advised to dis-activate the cache. Is this right and can some one advise.

    A Viegas
  2. satya Moderator

  3. Luis Martin Moderator

    Also monitor Hit cache ratio.
    BTW:What kind of RAID do you have?

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  4. gaurav_bindlish New Member

    I agree with Satya on this, if blocking is due to disk controller cache, you should see large disk queue length and large write time during the blocking period.

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  5. derrickleggett New Member

    If you have a good controller, the cache really shouldn't cause the issues you are experiencing. What do you have your cache set at? What are the percents of read/write? What are you seeing on the counters recommended here?

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