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Memory setting change in existing cluster


Memory setting change in existing cluster

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inevercheckthis2002
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In my new job, I've inherited a SQL Server 2005 two-node cluster configured as active-passive.

Each server is Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit with 18 GB RAM.

I thought that you need to make any changes to a cluster using Cluster Administrator. I'm not seeing anything in Cluster Administrator that refers to memory.

In SSMS, I see that the memory settings are at their default. 'Use AWE' is not checked and the Max Memory is at 2147483647 MB. 2 petabytes??

Do I use SSMS to change this? I suspect that I should change to check AWE and set Max Memory to 15300 MB, leaving 3 GB for the OS.

Any suggestions or direction you can provide is appreciated. Thanks!
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You change that through SQL, either with SSMS right click the server, properties, memory or using sp_configure


Gail Shaw
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Thank you.

Will the change require a restart of the SQL Server service?
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AWE does, max server memory is immediate.


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Thank you, again!
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