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Virtual Machine (Hyper-V) recommended settings for Bartender Enterprise


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    Xabier Clemente

    Hello Charles,

    Thank you for reaching us via our Community Forums!

    To set up Bartender Enterprise on a Hyper-V virtual machine (VM), it is recommended to allocate an appropriate amount of resources to ensure smooth performance. We would strongly advise on reaching one of our partners for a more complete guide on recommended settings on Hyper-V machines, as they have more experience on the subject. That being said, here are some guidelines to consider as well as a link to a related article you might find useful:

    • RAM Allocation: The amount of RAM you should allocate depends on the workload and number of concurrent users. Generally, Bartender recommends a minimum of 4 GB of RAM for the software alone. However, if you plan to run other applications simultaneously or have multiple users, it's best to allocate more. Considering you have 32 GB of available RAM, allocating at least 8 GB to the Bartender Enterprise VM should be sufficient. If you have more resources to spare, you can allocate even more RAM for better performance.

    • vCPU Allocation: Allocating one more vCPU than the recommended minimum is a good practice to ensure optimal performance. Bartender Enterprise can benefit from multiple cores, especially if you have multiple concurrent users or complex label designs. Since your server has an Intel Xeon E-2224, which is a quad-core processor, allocating 2 vCPUs to the VM should be suitable. However, you can experiment with more vCPUs if necessary, keeping in mind that overprovisioning vCPUs may not always lead to performance improvements.

    • Disk Configuration: You mentioned that you have two SSDs configured in RAID1, which provides redundancy and improves disk performance. This setup is suitable for running Bartender Enterprise. Ensure that you allocate sufficient storage space for the VM, considering the size of the Bartender installation and any additional files you might need.

    • Networking: Configure the VM's networking settings according to your requirements, such as assigning appropriate IP addresses and ensuring network connectivity to the necessary resources.

    Finally, remember to monitor the VM's performance after the initial setup. If you notice any performance issues, you can adjust the resource allocations accordingly. 

    I hope these suggestions help!


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