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We are moving our test server (which also hosts our cvs repository) from an old physical box to a virtual box. The cvs server on the virtual server is running unacceptably slow. I need help figuring out why. Some stats: Function: Old server time: New server time cvs info : <1 second : 1.5 min cvs -version : <1 second : 1.5 min local checkout of small repository with wincvs: 5 seconds : 1.5 minutes Configuration information: Old Server CVS version 2.5.03 build 2151 Windows version: Server 2003 SE Connection speed: 10 MB New Server cvs version: 2.5.04 build 3236 Windows version: Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition Connection speed: 1 Gb I checked out the FAQ online (http://www.march-hare.com/cvspro/faq/faq5.asp#4d) and asked my server admin about these issues. His responses are below. I'm not really much of an administrator, and what I know is mostly Linux so I'm pretty far out of my comfort zone. Can someone help me diagnose this issue? Thanks Joelle -------- Original Message -------- OK Joelle: I tried to accumulate more info: Memory usage for the month of Jan - averages 612.7 MG 15% CPU utilization for the month of Jan - averages 355. Mhz - 17% So it doesn't appear we are taxing the server. I reviewed the outlined steps. Comments in *bold* ----------------- Normally the connection to the server should complete very quickly - less than a second in most cases. If you find that it is taking a long time there may be one of two problems: * Misconfigured reverse DNS. o CVSNT does a reverse DNS lookup on startup to verify the client hostname. This will usually complete very quickly, however it is possible to misconfigure the reverse DNS in such a way that the lookup hangs and eventually times out after around 10 seconds. Your network administrator will usually be able to sort this out in a few minutes, as its usually a simple misconfiguration. On NT4 machines there is a setting "Use NetBIOS for DNS resolution" which may help. (Q: Is there an equivalent for W2K or do they always do it?) *This host has a correct .ptr record. * * Very slow connection to PDC o CVSNT needs to contact the PDC to verify identities and check privileges. Normally across a LAN this will be quite quick, but over a saturated network or over a Dialup (in local mode) it can be very slow. * * *This host is NOT a member of a domain therefore it can not connect to a PDC. But I don’t think your other host was either.* * See also http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q308512 for a possible solution. *The KB article is not applicable to this issue.* * Another thing to try: Disable the virus checker on the machine that hosts the CVS server. *OK – I disabled the virus checker.* * * *1. **Is there any way to test this function – directly from the server to the server itself to confirm it’s network related?* *2. **Is there a way to test this from a different workstation ?* *3. **Try again now that the AV has been disabled* *4. **What logging does the software give us to determine dropped connections.* *5. **I am willing for testing sake to increase the memory if other avenues have been explored.* *6. **Also I don’t know if you are needing a proxy somehow – perhaps this could be an issue due to the software configuration. * * * *Let me know.* *Mike* * *