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Status Future consideration
Workspace IBM Turbonomic ARM
Created by Guest
Created on Feb 17, 2023

To be able to change Scaling Target VMEM Utilization for On-Premises

Currently, almost all of my SQL Servers are considered to not have enough memory according to Turbonomic as it appears to want 70% free memory. This was told to me by support. This threshold is way above what VMware and Microsoft consider to be best practices. Say I have a server with a total amount of memory of 16 GB. I allocate 12 GB for SQL leaving 4 GB for the OS per best practices. Since SQL will use all memory allocated to it, Turbonomic will see at least all 12 GB utilized, which is 75% of the total memory. Turbonomic wants me to have at least 5 GB free at all time. 

This isn't that big of a deal for servers with small amounts of memory, but when you get to larger memory allocations, the difference can be great. An example would be if I had a server with 64 GB of memory. Turbonomic would want me to have over 19 GB free compared to best practices where they recommend to have 10% memory free or 6.4 GB.

Idea priority High