Name Resolution Performance of a Recursive Windows DNS Server 2012 R2

In a previous article we talked about the name resolution performance of a Windows DNS server when deployed as an authoritative DNS server. This article details the name resolution performance of the windows DNS Server 2012 R2, when deployed as a recursive resolver. Test Setup and Methodology The test setup constitutes of a DNS client… Read more

Name Resolution Performance of Authoritative Windows DNS Server 2012 R2

This article updates the previous benchmark for name resolution performance on windows server 2012 R2 published here. It details the name resolution performance of the windows DNS Server 2012 R2, when deployed in a strictly authoritative mode on which recursion has been disabled and root hints have been removed. The new benchmarks have been recorded with Dnsperf tool, which… Read more

DNS Server Startup Time Improvements in Windows Server 2012 R2

Issue Summary With the advent of cloud computing, there are more apps, more domains and more web services than ever. Every business needs its footprint on the world wide web. This led to a burst in the number of file backed zones being hosted on a single DNS server. In such a scenario, our tests… Read more

Name Resolution Performance of Windows DNS Server 2012 R2

(This article has been updated with new set of results here ) This article details the name resolution performance of the windows DNS Server 2012 R2, when deployed in a strictly authoritative mode on which recursion has been disabled and root hints have been removed. Machine Configuration The tests were performed on a physical machine… Read more

Debugging performance issues with VMQ

In my last posts about VMQ (virtual machine queues), VMQ Deep Dive, 1 of 3, I tried to give readers a thorough understanding on the technology and why it was needed. Unfortunately, I still feel like there’s a piece missing around troubleshooting suspected VMQ issues. Therefore, in this blog post I’d like to address these… Read more