Controlbuilder performance (download > 2') extremly poor, on HP Proliant ML30 with RAID 0
We have installed a HP Proliant ML30 G9 Server with Windos Server 2012 R2 Foundation..
The used Harddisks are "HPE 657750-B21 Harddisk (3.5", 7200RPM, 1000GB)"
It seems that the server is extremly slow, when used with ControlBuilder (Download times > 2') for a small business. My speculation is, that the discs on this Smart-RAID configuration with UEFI Bios breaks the system performance down.
If somebody has expiriences with such a configuration let me know.
What Kind of Harddrive could we try to optimize the performance?
Any other ideas for ths poor performance?
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> "My speculation is, that the discs on this Smart-RAID configuration with UEFI Bios breaks the system performance down."
This is the second query you have about performance of a system on a ML30 server. What exactly are you trying to run on this machine ? A connectivity server, engineering station, an entire 800xA system or is this just a single node in a larger system?
Larger AC800M projects take an exponentialy longer time to compile and download. How large is your application ? ( ie how much memory does control builder use)
Have you got the difference report enabled ?
What does Perfmon tell you about CPU, Disk queue and memory usage while you are compiling ?
How many CPU cores does your server have ?
When was the AC800M Controller last cold started and how often are you downloading to it ?
Are you really experiencing performance issues ONLY when downloading?
In that case I would check the network (cabling, setup etc) first of all...
Use Task Manager/Resource Monitor to diagnose.
Also verify with the ABB Network Configuration Manual (3BSE034463) to see that you have the correct network setup. Check speed and duplex settings on your NIC's.
> " ControlBuilder uses 1.4[M] (TaskManager info)"
I dont think your project can be 1.4 Megabytes. Nothing is that small.
Asumming you mean 1.4 Gig - That seems quite big and is probably the reason that it takes so long to compile. It also seems unreasonably large for a single PLC. The only projects I've seen that size contain many applications on multiple PLC's and also use ABB's Batch Manager.
What sort of Application and Controller are you using ? Do you have any special libraries or features ?