Installed memory is below the recommended value for Lync Server 2013 Front End servers

Applies to: Lync Server 2013

Summary


In Microsoft Lync Server 2013, System Center Advisor displays the following warning:

System Center Advisor has detected that the Lync Server 2013 Front End server's installed memory is below that of the recommended values for Lync Server 2013. Using less than the recommended amount of installed memory can lead to performance issues with the Lync Server 2013 Front End server. The Lync Server 2013 Front End server role requires more memory than previous versions of the product, primarily because with Lync Server 2013, all Front End Servers run SQL Server.

More Information


The specific hardware that's used for Lync Server 2013 Front End server deployment may vary, depending on size and usage requirements. For more information about Lync Server 2013 hardware requirements, including memory recommendations, see the following TechNet article:

Server hardware platforms

Although these are recommendations, not requirements, you may experience significant performance issues if the hardware that you're using does not meet these recommendations.

Use the following methods to determine the amount of installed memory on the Lync Server 2013 Front End servers.

Windows Server 2012
  1. Press the Windows function key to access the Start page.
  2. Right-click the Computer tile, and then click the Properties tile.
In the System dialog box, view the amount of installed memory (RAM).

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2
  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.
  2. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
In the System dialog box, view the amount of installed RAM.

Note 32 gigabytes (GB) is the recommended amount of memory for Lync Server 2013 Front End servers, Back End servers, Standard Edition servers, and for Persistent Chat Store and Persistent Chat Compliance Store (Back End server roles for Persistent Chat Server).