Directions EMEA 2017: NAV/SQL Performance in a Nutshell

Please find attached the presentations-slides (“Safe for Work” Edition 😉 ):

Abstract:
No worries, this session will not bother you with annoying technical details about performance optimization! I will try to describe – in simple terms – the general challenges, approaches and necessity of tuning and troubleshooting. This should help you – Dynamics Partners, Resellers and Consultants – to explain to your customers, why there actually are “performance issues” and how they could be resolved (mostly); also highlighting the value of upgrading and potential risks with Cloud scenarios.

EMEA2017_PerformanceNutshell.zip

General network issues with Windows and VMXNET3

Some time ago I blogged about a strange CPU/Thread problem which affected various NAV versions (2013-2016) in virtual environments;

see: http://blog.stryk.info/2016/12/06/navsql-is-completely-stalled-because-of-too-many-cpu-threads/

This especially affected VMWare machines, specifically running the vmxnet3 network-adapter.
I recently got some info, that this is also a general issue of Windows with this adapter!
Changing some settings of the network-adapter seem to help, stabilizing the system and boosting performance!

Details here:
Windows Server 2012: http://lifeofageekadmin.com/network-performance-vmxnet3-windows-server-2012-r2/
Windows Server 2016: http://lifeofageekadmin.com/network-performance/

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