Configuration Manager Perf and Scale Guidance Whitepaper - Preview

We are sharing a draft, unofficial whitepaper with supplemental performance guidance for Config Manager environments of all sizes. We include specific details and test results generated by the product team, as well as frequently asked questions for common performance issues.

 
 
 
 
 
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10/18/2018
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  • Download not available
    2 Posts | Last post October 18, 2018
    • Hi guys,
      I have no chance to download the document, maybe you are updating it? :)
      Kind regards,
      Ivan
    • Hello msprov_iv
      
      I'm not sure what the problem is.  I have however removed and re-uploaded the PDF file. it is the same as the previous version, no content changes. Let me know if you still have problems downloading it.
      
      -Yvette
  • Compression and disk io
    1 Posts | Last post August 16, 2018
    • In the case of one of my customers, we have very bad disk i/o while CPU headroom is ok.  I have offered up compression as a way of improving disk i/o at the expense of CPU.  I feel like this is a fair trade off.  So this is not really a question, just more of a comment that compression may have its place.  Re: "While there are no functional issues with enabling compression on a Configuration Manager database, test results don’t show much size savings compared to the potential (sizeable) performance impact to the system."
  • Further clarity on SQL Compression may be needed
    1 Posts | Last post August 10, 2018
    • The document states that SQL Compression is not recommended, but that there are no functional issues if it was enabled.
      This has not been our experience and found that SQL Compression will break Replication between sites, particularly if adding new Primary servers. This may have been an issue specific to our combination of product versions, but additional clarity may be needed, if not a recommendation to avoid completely.
      
      https://kickthatcomputer.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/sql-data-compression-and-configuration-manager-bad/
      
  • What about SUP in largest environment
    1 Posts | Last post June 20, 2018
    • First, thanks for this document.
      I would like to know if it were possible to add recommendations about Software Update Points in largest environments (worldwide), and especially when managing Windows 10 clients.
      For example, since multiple datacenter are connected through high network links, should we keep SUPs localized  in a centralized datacenter, or should we deploy a SUP on each datacenter ?
      Thanks
  • Format disks
    1 Posts | Last post June 04, 2018
    • It would be nice to see in the same instruction, how to format the disks / partitions for CM and SQL usage.
  • Smaller Environments
    1 Posts | Last post April 20, 2018
    • It would be great to have a sizing recommendation for smaller environments like 1k, 5k 10k or 15k.
      Thanks for the great document!
      
  • Updated Whitepaper
    1 Posts | Last post April 10, 2018
    • Hi Everyone, 
      
      I have posted an updated version of the whitepaper. We've made some changes based on your feedback. Please see the update history section at the end for a short summary of the changes.
      
      Thank you all
      -Yvette on behalf of the CM team.
  • Network Load
    3 Posts | Last post March 27, 2018
    • I would love to see more specs on networking, many customers have remote sites and need to plan for that.
      
      How much Traffic does roles and Activities generate, MP, FSP, SUP and so on. And its going to vary from case to case depending on what you have configured but an Example Config would be beneficial to see. 
      
      https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/manageabilityguys/2013/04/22/system-center-2012-configuration-manager-client-network-traffic-estimates-series-part-1-of-3/
    • I agree more information on network would be nice to have. I have spreadsheets with network values I use when designing solutions for customers based on packet captures. It would be a nice to have official guidance on these however to provide a warm fuzzy feeling to customers... 
      
      
    • Network information based on the ports being used will also help. Often network support engineers will question the amount of traffic generated over certain ports linked to ConfigMgr. If traffic on port 8530 for instance is picked up and it is several MB then we get asked why are the update scans so big when in fact it may be an update for Endpoint Protection.
  • Please check embedded links
    1 Posts | Last post March 26, 2018
    • Great whitepaper! However - as of March 26, any hyperlink that I tried went to a 404 error page. Please check and correct, thanks.
  • Please MS, take this document as a base for deep dive into CB architecture.
    1 Posts | Last post March 20, 2018
    • Thx MS for this whitepaper,
      for us it is the a step in the right direction. As other people here mentioned, there are lots of functions inside CB, that needs clearer statements and deeper analysis.
      
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