Computer performance issues

try rebooting your Vantage db/apps server- Epicor recommends this as part of monthly procedure. It seems to clear up monthly build-up of performance issues every time. Also tells me that server broker processes aren't optimized.

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From: fvrm1510 <fvrm1510@...>
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Wednesday, September 5, 2007 11:26:55 AM
Subject: [Vantage] COMPUTER PERFORMANCE ISSUES

Kind of an Off-Topic question, though it does effect our Vantage
usage.

We have never been satisfied with the speed of data
access/processing since V-8 was brought on board. Most noticeably,
we had issues with printing speed, but also many modules within
Vantage seem to load slowly.

Approximately 3-4 months ago we upgraded servers and many of the
clients to 1 Gigabit network cards and had a noticeable improvement
in print speed. An example would be when printing a sales order,
print time was reduced from approximately 40-45 seconds down to 10-
15 seconds. Also some improvement was noticed in how modules loaded.
We began upgrading memory in clients as well. We now have installed
2 GB of ram in several PC's. One area that was much improved with
the additional memory was in opening customer maintenance and
creating new ship to's. Occasionally in the past, my PC would
actually lock up especially if creating more than one ship to at a
time. This would require rebooting the PC. Once the ram was
increased from 1 GB to 2 GB, this was not an issue and time to
complete a new entry was reduced by at lease 50%.

Within the last 3 weeks however, we have seen a significant slowing
of the system. Print speed has slowed back down to the previous
levels and I am again having the same problem with my PC locking up
and taking considerable time to create the ship to's-- similar to
my experience before upgrading the ram. We are also noticing
that the PC's are slow booting up. Loading windows has definitely
slowed down and we have checked computers with 1 GB of ram and
compared them to ones with 2GB of ram. Not much if any help from
the additional ram in this area. We do think that the additional
ram has improved the overall performance of the PC's when they are
running programs on the C-drive. It seems when data is retrieved
from the network, that the slowness becomes an issue.

Suggestions anyone???

Gary Kulhanek
Fasse Valves
308-233-3040






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Kind of an Off-Topic question, though it does effect our Vantage
usage.

We have never been satisfied with the speed of data
access/processing since V-8 was brought on board. Most noticeably,
we had issues with printing speed, but also many modules within
Vantage seem to load slowly.

Approximately 3-4 months ago we upgraded servers and many of the
clients to 1 Gigabit network cards and had a noticeable improvement
in print speed. An example would be when printing a sales order,
print time was reduced from approximately 40-45 seconds down to 10-
15 seconds. Also some improvement was noticed in how modules loaded.
We began upgrading memory in clients as well. We now have installed
2 GB of ram in several PC's. One area that was much improved with
the additional memory was in opening customer maintenance and
creating new ship to's. Occasionally in the past, my PC would
actually lock up especially if creating more than one ship to at a
time. This would require rebooting the PC. Once the ram was
increased from 1 GB to 2 GB, this was not an issue and time to
complete a new entry was reduced by at lease 50%.

Within the last 3 weeks however, we have seen a significant slowing
of the system. Print speed has slowed back down to the previous
levels and I am again having the same problem with my PC locking up
and taking considerable time to create the ship to's-- similar to
my experience before upgrading the ram. We are also noticing
that the PC's are slow booting up. Loading windows has definitely
slowed down and we have checked computers with 1 GB of ram and
compared them to ones with 2GB of ram. Not much if any help from
the additional ram in this area. We do think that the additional
ram has improved the overall performance of the PC's when they are
running programs on the C-drive. It seems when data is retrieved
from the network, that the slowness becomes an issue.

Suggestions anyone???

Gary Kulhanek
Fasse Valves
308-233-3040
As someone else recently advised me here.....check into possible DNS service issues on your network. They were dead on. Were any changes made three weeks ago in any of your servers? Something as innocent as servers automatically rebooting after Automatic Updates have run can really slow down a network if they reboot in the wrong sequence. One reason my weekend AU runs are now stagered across several hours rather than all running at 3am incase an update requires a restart. If you have not already try downing all your servers and restarting one at a time...starting with whatever you consider to be your primary domain controller / DNS server....it might be worth trying. Or, if rebooting is too painful first look at the event logs to see if there are DNS related messages.

BTW...I understand 8.03.400 (or 403a?) was released yesterday. This is supposed to improve performance via some underlaying technology uplifts. Hopefully making "throwing" hardware at speed issues less of a need.

-Todd C.


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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of fvrm1510
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 1:27 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: [Vantage] COMPUTER PERFORMANCE ISSUES


Kind of an Off-Topic question, though it does effect our Vantage
usage.

We have never been satisfied with the speed of data
access/processing since V-8 was brought on board. Most noticeably,
we had issues with printing speed, but also many modules within
Vantage seem to load slowly.

Approximately 3-4 months ago we upgraded servers and many of the
clients to 1 Gigabit network cards and had a noticeable improvement
in print speed. An example would be when printing a sales order,
print time was reduced from approximately 40-45 seconds down to 10-
15 seconds. Also some improvement was noticed in how modules loaded.
We began upgrading memory in clients as well. We now have installed
2 GB of ram in several PC's. One area that was much improved with
the additional memory was in opening customer maintenance and
creating new ship to's. Occasionally in the past, my PC would
actually lock up especially if creating more than one ship to at a
time. This would require rebooting the PC. Once the ram was
increased from 1 GB to 2 GB, this was not an issue and time to
complete a new entry was reduced by at lease 50%.

Within the last 3 weeks however, we have seen a significant slowing
of the system. Print speed has slowed back down to the previous
levels and I am again having the same problem with my PC locking up
and taking considerable time to create the ship to's-- similar to
my experience before upgrading the ram. We are also noticing
that the PC's are slow booting up. Loading windows has definitely
slowed down and we have checked computers with 1 GB of ram and
compared them to ones with 2GB of ram. Not much if any help from
the additional ram in this area. We do think that the additional
ram has improved the overall performance of the PC's when they are
running programs on the C-drive. It seems when data is retrieved
from the network, that the slowness becomes an issue.

Suggestions anyone???

Gary Kulhanek
Fasse Valves
308-233-3040



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That is funny. We just went through that last week. I have bossy
windows 2000 server running in mixed mode with my primary 2003 DNS
server. For whatever reason, that 2K server really wants control. What
Todd suggested below is a good potential fix.



Bruce Butler

IT Manager

Knappe & Koester, Inc.

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From: vantage@yahoogroups.com [mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf
Of Todd Caughey
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 2:46 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com
Subject: RE: [Vantage] COMPUTER PERFORMANCE ISSUES



As someone else recently advised me here.....check into possible DNS
service issues on your network. They were dead on. Were any changes made
three weeks ago in any of your servers? Something as innocent as servers
automatically rebooting after Automatic Updates have run can really slow
down a network if they reboot in the wrong sequence. One reason my
weekend AU runs are now stagered across several hours rather than all
running at 3am incase an update requires a restart. If you have not
already try downing all your servers and restarting one at a
time...starting with whatever you consider to be your primary domain
controller / DNS server....it might be worth trying. Or, if rebooting is
too painful first look at the event logs to see if there are DNS related
messages.

BTW...I understand 8.03.400 (or 403a?) was released yesterday. This is
supposed to improve performance via some underlaying technology uplifts.
Hopefully making "throwing" hardware at speed issues less of a need.

-Todd C.

________________________________
From: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
[mailto:vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com> ] On
Behalf Of fvrm1510
Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 1:27 PM
To: vantage@yahoogroups.com <mailto:vantage%40yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [Vantage] COMPUTER PERFORMANCE ISSUES

Kind of an Off-Topic question, though it does effect our Vantage
usage.

We have never been satisfied with the speed of data
access/processing since V-8 was brought on board. Most noticeably,
we had issues with printing speed, but also many modules within
Vantage seem to load slowly.

Approximately 3-4 months ago we upgraded servers and many of the
clients to 1 Gigabit network cards and had a noticeable improvement
in print speed. An example would be when printing a sales order,
print time was reduced from approximately 40-45 seconds down to 10-
15 seconds. Also some improvement was noticed in how modules loaded.
We began upgrading memory in clients as well. We now have installed
2 GB of ram in several PC's. One area that was much improved with
the additional memory was in opening customer maintenance and
creating new ship to's. Occasionally in the past, my PC would
actually lock up especially if creating more than one ship to at a
time. This would require rebooting the PC. Once the ram was
increased from 1 GB to 2 GB, this was not an issue and time to
complete a new entry was reduced by at lease 50%.

Within the last 3 weeks however, we have seen a significant slowing
of the system. Print speed has slowed back down to the previous
levels and I am again having the same problem with my PC locking up
and taking considerable time to create the ship to's-- similar to
my experience before upgrading the ram. We are also noticing
that the PC's are slow booting up. Loading windows has definitely
slowed down and we have checked computers with 1 GB of ram and
compared them to ones with 2GB of ram. Not much if any help from
the additional ram in this area. We do think that the additional
ram has improved the overall performance of the PC's when they are
running programs on the C-drive. It seems when data is retrieved
from the network, that the slowness becomes an issue.

Suggestions anyone???

Gary Kulhanek
Fasse Valves
308-233-3040

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Another thing that can slow down an entire network is a bad NIC. We
had a situation a couple of months ago where my boss was setting up a
brand new PC on his bench. During that time we experienced
intermittent network problems (which happened to correlate to when he
was working on it). After a few days I started studying the network
switch in our server room. I noticed one port on the switch wasn't
blinking, it was just on steady. We traced it to the machine on his
bench. When we disconnected it from the network, the other network
traffic went back to normal, when we connected back up it went to a
crawl. We switched the NIC and haven't had a problem since.

In fact, I just saw an article on CNN about how a bad NIC at LAX shut
down the airport network back on Aug 11th for about 10 hours.

HTH,

Brian Stenglein
Systems Analyst
Clow Stamping Co.


--- In vantage@yahoogroups.com, "fvrm1510" <fvrm1510@...> wrote:
>
> Kind of an Off-Topic question, though it does effect our Vantage
> usage.
>
> We have never been satisfied with the speed of data
> access/processing since V-8 was brought on board. Most noticeably,
> we had issues with printing speed, but also many modules within
> Vantage seem to load slowly.
>
> Approximately 3-4 months ago we upgraded servers and many of the
> clients to 1 Gigabit network cards and had a noticeable improvement
> in print speed. An example would be when printing a sales order,
> print time was reduced from approximately 40-45 seconds down to 10-
> 15 seconds. Also some improvement was noticed in how modules
loaded.
> We began upgrading memory in clients as well. We now have
installed
> 2 GB of ram in several PC's. One area that was much improved with
> the additional memory was in opening customer maintenance and
> creating new ship to's. Occasionally in the past, my PC would
> actually lock up especially if creating more than one ship to at a
> time. This would require rebooting the PC. Once the ram was
> increased from 1 GB to 2 GB, this was not an issue and time to
> complete a new entry was reduced by at lease 50%.
>
> Within the last 3 weeks however, we have seen a significant slowing
> of the system. Print speed has slowed back down to the previous
> levels and I am again having the same problem with my PC locking up
> and taking considerable time to create the ship to's-- similar to
> my experience before upgrading the ram. We are also noticing
> that the PC's are slow booting up. Loading windows has definitely
> slowed down and we have checked computers with 1 GB of ram and
> compared them to ones with 2GB of ram. Not much if any help from
> the additional ram in this area. We do think that the additional
> ram has improved the overall performance of the PC's when they are
> running programs on the C-drive. It seems when data is retrieved
> from the network, that the slowness becomes an issue.
>
> Suggestions anyone???
>
> Gary Kulhanek
> Fasse Valves
> 308-233-3040
>