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Network_Guru
Level 15

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

I too am about to upgrade my Orion server to a 64bit OS & a separate 64bit MS SQL2005 DB server.

I will also be running a new - second polling engine (actually my old Orion server minus the DB & Webserver), but this is a 32bit server.
Will this be compatible, or will I need to upgrade my second polling engine to 64bit as well?

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denny.lecompte
Level 19

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

NG,

 It should work fine.

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jrutski
Level 9

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

While we're discussing 64 bit- BUMP for any updates on the x64 bit version of the Orion Event Log forwarder..

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denny.lecompte
Level 19

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

It's something we're considering for the future, but it's not imminent. 

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a1ex
Level 7

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

 We've had Orion 8.1 running on x64 2003 for a few weeks without any major issues.

 A couple of days ago the syslog service chewed through about 2GB of ram and really slowed the box down.

Process had to be killed rather than restarted but we've not seen any problems since.

 We're using an external SQL server so it's just Orion on the box.

 We have had problems running the toolset on the box though as the launcher just crashes on startup.



 

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vhcato
Level 13

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

 We have had problems running the toolset on the box though as the launcher just crashes on startup.



Thanks for the feedback. Also, I don't believe the Toolset is yet supported on x64. Smiley Sad

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jrutski
Level 9

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

To bring this back-


We have a few servers in production running 2003 x64 Enterprise with SQL 2005 x64 Enterprise...one in particular is loaded with 16GB of RAM. Now, I don't know enough about memory allocation and SQL server etc as I would like but still, something doesn't seem right here.


 We had a "process" that would lock users at the same time every day...upon doing some research, it was found to be caused by something with the x64. Once it was disabled, the users did not get locked up...BUT now the memory being reported by Orion is all weird. It is showing only 180MB of memory being used by SQL Server and only 400MB being in use total. Now I don't know enough about memory allocation and SQL Server etc- but still, as soon as we made the change, something went weird. It's almost like SQL is not reporting memory usage...


I don't remember exactly what the change was, but I will try to find it.

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jrutski
Level 9

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

What we changed was to allow locked pages into memory- as seen here:


http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;918483


After doing so, the reported memory on this server changed dramatically. Just FYI-

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vhcato
Level 13

Re: Experiences with 8.1 running on 64-bit OS

Thanks Jrutski. Are you looking at Windows Task Manager? I've seen issues in the past where Task Manager doesn't accurately represent memory usage for SQL instances, particularly if you have the instance configured to use more than 2GB of RAM.

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