All, I'm having an issue where my current antivirus vendor is having issues when scanning my larger sql server machines. These are servers with large amounts of memory 256 GB with >115 GB in use. It appears that when the scan begins to scan the memory, prior to scanning the files, it chokes when it sees all of that memory in use. This causes significant resource contention including timeouts when connecting to SQL Server. We've already contacted the vendor for an enhancement request, but it seems they are unlikely to act on it quickly.
Is anyone else out there running machines with large amounts of memory with large amounts in use and running antivirus. If so what are you running and how is it performing for you? I'm about to deploy machines with even more memory and I'm concerned this issue will continue, and I'm looking for other alternatives. Local policies state I need to have AV installed and scanning daily (so uninstalling isn't an option), I'm just looking for one that will work with my current systems.
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