The Hyper V these days from MS are getting bigger and slower. But what makes it slow.
I can give you some tricks that will speed up the system. Let’s start have a look at the tasks:
It is SharePoint that is killing us. Why SharePoint and especially the Search crawler. You start your Virtual machine. All services start and SharePoint looks at the timestamp of the search Database. And oh my god, it is 2 weeks old (last time you used that environment). Hurry, hurry start crawling, no time to waste, we have to correct 2 weeks. But 2 weeks for what… nothing has changed. So:
Remove SharePoint Search, It will consume a lot of SQL power.
- Start SharePoint 2013 Central administrator
- Click Manage services on server After that delete the upper one. Also confirm on deleting that DB
- Start deleting the Contoso search Service. Start with the proxy (the lower on). This will also ask if you want to delete the DB. Just confirm this.
- It will jump to next part and just delete them.
Set Max Memory of SQL correct , 2048 will do the job
Finally remove all retail components in case you don’t need them.
With these settings you are able to run Azure on A5
Or just take some time, create a new window 2012 azure VM and install:
- active directory
- SQL (Database & SSRS)
- SharePoint Foundation
- Dynamics ax
During installation use A6, after competing turn back to A3, that one is running around 4 euro by day.