Windows Server on a well equipped R710 II is very slugish as though something was taxing the box:
Yet Task Manager and Resource Monitor don't show the CPU, RAM or Network being taxed.
I've been working on this for a few days now and I'm nearing the end of my rope:
At this point, it doesn't appear to be hard drive specific but at this point I'm thinking possibly:
Aside from that, I really don't know where to go from there so I'm reaching out for some guidance.
Anything you can think of or recommend would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks for the reply Robert.
I'm on mobile so this will be short.
The text-typing delay happens both physically at the machine and remotely via RDP. I initially noticed it when nothing was connected to the machine (no NICs plugged in, management port disconnected) so thinking maybe it was a graphics/display issue I tried via RDP but the experience was the same.
This evening I'll retest offline and confirm Virtual Disk cache policies. I don't have a spare controller at the moment but am working on it.
Pull all cards, clear the bios (battery pull), reinstall all cards. Sounds like contention for a resource. Raid card cache policy would not cause keyboard delays.
Do you have a SATA to hang off the motherboard interface to install on, with the Perc removed to rule out the Perc.
I ended up completely stripping the machine, pulling out or at the very least disconnecting just about everything. I learned the machine wouldn't boot without the riser cards (found documentation stating that as well) so I reinstalled those then added parts one by one - next thing I knew it was fully rebuilt and working as expected.
Just glad to have it working.
Thanks to everyone for their guidance & suggestions - it is very much appreciated!