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We have an app server and a DB server for MSCRM 2011 on premise. The Asynch Service is hosted on the App Server. We have an average of around 50,000 workflows that run each business day. I'm looking for feedback on the depth of this. Can we improve performance by reducing the number of these workflows that run each day? Lately, we have been seeing sporadic slow load times when navigating the front end of CRM 2011 and I'm trying to isolate the root cause.
50,000 seems like a lot daily, I don't have anything to compare or gauge it against though.
I did some reading and it seems like you can have multiple asynchronous services on different servers to help load balance workflow and other plug-in SDK tasks that run.
50,000 is A LOT daily. Your AsyncOperationBase table is likely gigantic, and slowing things down to a crawl (unless you're already cleaning this, then good job) Link for info: support.microsoft.com/.../en-us
But yes, you can install the Async service on multiple back-end servers to relieve load, if you don't see a practical way of reducing the daily workflow count. You can find some good information in the CRM Deployment Guide, but the core concept isn't difficult.
Also, for good deployment design, I'd split up your App server into front-end and back-end roles. This does a couple important things:
1. If you really are killing performance with your workflow load, splitting the back-end server work will dramatically improve user experience, even if the async service itself is backlogged.
2. It becomes easier to scale out your deployment of your back-end servers in a balanced way, as you don't have to take into account different workloads for different servers.
Detailed response, Great Info!
When you say split up the App Server into front end and back end roles, are referring to moving all the asynch services off the app server over to back end servers and just leaving the CRM Application on the front end app server?
You're welcome. :)
As for your question, here's a clarification. During the install process, there are three key roles, the front-end, back-end, and SQL server roles. Front-end is the web server, the stuff a user will see. Back-end is Async (and commonly deployment) processes, and then the last server is the SQL server itself. Ideally, these all get installed on their own server.
That gets you maximum performance isolation, so your async service can't choke off your front-end server's resources.
I can't thank you enough for this info. You have my vote!
Thanks and take care.
You're quite welcome.
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