Thursday, 23 February 2012

Performance increased with Multiport SQL Server


In this article I am trying to demonstrate you how the default instant of the SQL server listens on multiple TCP port.

By default when we are installing the default instance of the SQL server the TCP port 1433 is allocated. If the requested comes from multiple terminals the default port must be overloaded. So if we configure the default instance of SQL server as multi port TCP the load will be balanced. It will increase the performance of the SQL Server.

If the default port of SQL server is overloaded, then the client's connections are reset or forced to be reset to new port settings of the SQL Server.

How we configure the multiport TC in default instance of the SQL Server:

1.    In SQL Server network utilities select the TCP properties and added the new port separated by coma like this. 1433, 5000 etc.

2.  Stop and restart the SQL server and retrieve the error log

server listening on TCP, Shared Memory, Named Pipes.<BR/>

SQL server listening on,,,

3.    In the SQL server client network utility modify your clients to spade load across TCP port.


For a general example, suppose we have two webs server named "webServ1" and "webServ2" the both use the same port 1433 of default SQL server instance, so the load is always high. Now it is distributed among port 1433 and port 5000 so the load is balanced and performance is increased.


Hope that the article is quite interesting and thanking you to provide valuable time in it.




Posted by: MR. JOYDEEP DAS

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