Sharepoint 2010


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High Memory and CPU Usage by fixmlindex.exe FAST 2010 for SharePoint


I had the FAST Search server 2010, SharePoint 2010 and SQL Server 2008 R2 installed on a single demo machine. Though this is not something which Microsoft recommends, it was very important when you visit clients for showing a demo showcasing the capacity of FAST.

When I tried to verify the memory and CPU consumption in the Task Manager, it did not took a long time to understand that the SQL Server and a FAST Search Server exe was one of the major culprits in bringing the system down on many of the occasions.

It appeared that continuously adding managed properties continuously across all the demos was leading to a continuous update in the index for the properties, which led to a high memory and CPU usage.

To overcome this, you should perform the following steps:

  1. Perform complete schema update
  2. In the FAST powershell run the command “nctrl stop”
  3. delete the file  “etc\config_data\Schema\webcluster\summaryclasses.xml”
  4. In the FAST powershell run the command “nctrl start”

This should handle most of the issues  related with high CPU and memory usage.

SharePoint 2010 Migration–IN Place Upgrade III

In Place Up gradation for Farm Environment

The process of IN Place upgrade for SharePoint 2010 in a Farm Environment is as follows:

Once all the pre Upgrade activities are accomplished, the administrator performs an In place Upgrade in the following sequence:

  • Run the SharePoint 2010 installation on the computer that runs the SharePoint Central Administration Website which launches the installation process in an In Place – upgrade mode.
  • Once the installation is complete in the primary server, then the administrator runs the installation on all the WFEs.
  • Once the installation process is complete, the “SharePoint Configuration Wizard” is run on the primary server.

This upgrades the server, central administration configuration database, services and Content Databases.

  • Run the “SharePoint Configuration Wizard”  on all the WFEs in the farm.
  • Once the upgrade has finished, the Visual upgrade is performed which changes the look and feel of the site to the new SharePoint 2010 look and Feel.