So we’ve gotten through the final part of our TFS upgrade and as with all new products
there’s a sense of anticipation in discovering the new, the brilliant and the clever
that’s been baked into these products.

So I’ve offloaded as much as possible such as the DBs, SSRS and Analysis on our SQL2012
cluster, leaving the function of TFS and SharePoint 2010 on the one box.

Here’s my list:

  • TFS source control – tick
  • TFS reporting through SSRS – tick
  • TFS Analytics – tick
  • SharePoint 2010 – tick
  • TFS 2012 – tick
  • Razor? JQuery access? REST API(I’m guessing YES)

Before I embark down the track like the Leyland Brothers I go hit with a very informative
message – BOOM

“TF400080: Your system does not have the recommended amount of system memory
available: 10 GB. While SharePoint 2010 with Team Foundation Server can operate with
less than this amount of memory, the performance will be degraded. Upgrade your system
memory to at least the recommended minimum for optimal performance”

Soooothe old 10GB means it will run ’better’. I reckon anything in 10GB will run
great! SQL supporting 4000 concurrent transactions, etc.

10GB! Run TFS + SP2010 = 10GB (optimal).

I guess for years the ’recommended guides’ have undersold themselves. This time round,
they’re not guilty of that.

Looks to be a great upgrade though.

Cracking on.


Blog Post by: Mick Badran