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Best Practices Analyzer

Best Practices Analyzer

Updated: March 12, 2015

Applies To: Service Bus for Windows Server 1.0

The Service Bus for Windows Server Best Practices Analyzer checks for the following configuration settings:

To download the Service Bus for Windows Server Best Practices Analyzer, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Rule: Service Bus Server Installed

Problem: Service Bus for Windows Server 1.0 is not installed.

Impact: Service Bus for Windows Server is not available.

Resolution: Install and configure Service Bus for Windows Server 1.0.

Rule: CPU clock speed should be at least 1.6GHz

Problem: The CPU clock speed of the machine is less than 1.6GHz.

Impact: The CPU clock speed is not sufficient to achieve acceptable performance.

Resolution: Install Service Bus for Windows Server on a system that has a CPU clock speed of at least 1.6GHz.

Rule: CPU Core Count

Problem: The CPU of the machine has only one core.

Impact: The number of CPU cores is not sufficient to achieve acceptable performance.

Resolution: Install Service Bus for Windows Server on a system that is equipped with a dual-core processor or better.

Rule: Physical Memory Minimum

Problem: The total physical memory of the machine is less than 3.5 GB.

Impact: Service Bus for Windows Server will not work on a system that has less than 3.5 GB RAM.

Resolution: Install Service Bus for Windows Server on a system that has at least 3.5GB RAM. The recommended system memory is 6 GB.

Rule: Physical Memory Recommended

Problem: The total physical memory of the machine is less than 6 GB.

Impact: The available memory is not sufficient to achieve acceptable performance.

Resolution: Install Service Bus for Windows Server on a system that has at least 6GB RAM.

Rule: Node Configuration Node Count

Problem: There are fewer than two active nodes in the Service Bus for Windows Server farm.

Impact: Service Bus for Windows Server requires at least three nodes to ensure high availability.

Resolution: Increase the number of nodes of the Service Bus for Windows Server farm to three.

Rule: Message Container Count

Problem: The number of message containers is less than the number of nodes in the Service Bus for Windows Server farm.

Impact: Not all nodes in the system are utilized if the number of message containers is less than the number of nodes in the farm.

Resolution: Add new message containers to the Service Bus for Windows Server farm using the New-SBMessageContainer cmdlet. To use all nodes, there should be at least one message container per node.

Rule: Remote SQL

Problem: A Service Bus for Windows Server database resides on one of the nodes in the farm.

Impact: Service Bus for Windows Server cannot provide high availability. If the farm node that hosts the database fails, some or all Service Bus for Windows Server entities become unavailable.

Resolution: Host the databases on a SQL Server that does not run on one of the nodes in the farm.

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