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8.3 Simulator uses 5 GB RAM. If lowering to 1.6 GB Simulator does not start anymore.

Hi

 

Big Problem with new Sim 8.3 is the high amount of Memory 5 GB usage! 8.2 Sim used 1.6 GB Memory and now 5 GB. Especial if running in VMware Workstation means for a Cluster 10 GB RAM what is very high. With Windows AD so almost no Memory Left to play around with other VM.

 

Think Back when 7-Mode used for HA only ~512 MB!

 

After Installation changing back ot 1.6 GB, Sim 8.3 crash and does not start anymore. When putting back to 5 GB all works again.

 

Does anybody has an Idea how to setup to 1.6 GB Memory and that is working? Is there any setenv?

 

regards Juerg

 

Re: 8.3 Simulator uses 5 GB RAM. If lowering to 1.6 GB Simulator does not start anymore.

1.6g isn't enough to boot ontap anymore, however with a little tweaking you can pare it down to just 2gb/node.

 

First shut it down and set the ram to 2gb.  then boot to the loader and enter the following:

 

setenv bootarg.init.low_mem 512

setenv bootarg.vnvram.size 64

setenv nvram_discard true

autoboot

 

Its stable enough for a lightweight laptop demo, but probably won't hold up if you prush it.

 

Re: 8.3 Simulator uses 5 GB RAM. If lowering to 1.6 GB Simulator does not start anymore.

Nice one! Thank you