So we have a business here with a server and multiple computers on a domain. The ST8 Solid Edge software resides on each users computer but pulls the license from the server. The issue that I am having is Solid Edge seems to be slowing my network transfer speed down. When we copy files from different computers on the network to folders on the server we are seeing extremely slow transfer speed rates (in the kilobyte). Our main IT person has detected that the server license installed does some sort of file inspection and this is what seems to be slowing the entire server down. Has anyone ever noticed this and is there some sort of fix for this? This is causing major issues when trying to copy files from user computers to our main server. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
How are you doing the copying from the client to the server? If you are using Windows Explorer then this has nothing to do with Solid Edge. If you are using Solid Edge to do a Save As from the client to te server, then there could be something Solid Edge related.
The copying of files is not associated with solid edge. I am saying if we copy any files from a computer to the server we are experiencing slow transfer rates. I realize this is not solid edge directly but he said, as stated above, it has something to do with solid edge doing some sort of file inspection process. Maybe there is something from the server license side of solid edge that is always running and slowing down the network??? This is how I understand what he is saying. This is happening on multiple computers and he says he is sure it is related to solid edge.
If files are not going through Solid Edge, then there is nothing to do with the license manager.
We have absolutely *nothing* in place in ST8 to monitor and check Solid Edge file types outside of Solid Edge.
Sorry, but your slow file copies are for a different reason other than the license manager. Perhaps anti-virus?
My guess is your performance issue is due to the nature of Solid Edge .par/.psm/.asm/.dft files, not Solid Edge itself. Solid Edge produces a lot of small files which tend to copy a lot slower than a single large file. This is due to Windows overhead and the fact that data stored in a single large file can be written sequentially to disk whereas small files get scattered (randomly) all over the disc.
- use SSD server storage for better random read/write performance
- leave enough free space on your discs
- disable antivirus for SE files