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Clustered SQL Server instance – Example AX TEST environment configuration concepts and points of interest 

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Consider a scenario where you are running AX 2012 and your Dynamics AX databases are hosted on a Clustered SQL Server instance. I’ll discuss some concepts and points of interest below which are relevant when running AX 2012 RTM, R2 or R3. The screenshots are from a VM TEST environment with CONTOSO DEMO DATA that is…Read more

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Check AOS event logs and SQL Server error logs for key messages using DynamicsPerf 

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As part of general monitoring of Dynamics AX overall system health and/or troubleshooting, you’ll want to check the Windows event logs in your AOS server(s) and SQL Server error logs. If you have DynamicsPerf (Performance Analyzer for Microsoft Dynamics) installed, you can quickly check for key messages and if necessary, export and move them all…Read more

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AlwaysOn – R2 and R3 Kernel Fixes – Handle SQL Server AlwaysOn AG failovers more transparently and gracefully 

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We’ve recently released some kernel fixes that improve how Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2 and R3 handle SQL Server AlwaysOn AG failovers. The R3 version of this fix is visible on LCS here: LCS | AX 2012 R3 Kernel Fix KB3159596 | Handle SQL Server AlwaysOn AG failovers more transparently and gracefully https://fix.lcs.dynamics.com/Issue/Resolved?kb=3159596 For AX…Read more

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Key Clean up Features for InventSum and InventDim Tables 

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Author: Arnold van Wageningen Please find below a summary of the clean-up features we currently offer in regards to InventSum and InventDim tables which can be found under the menu: Inventory management > Periodic > Clean up. The Inventory Dimensions cleanup shows the following help text: “The ‘Clean up unused inventory dimensions’ batch process deletes…Read more

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AX Performance – Analyzing key SQL Server configuration and database settings 

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In the previous post in this series, I provided some T-SQL scripts that can check key settings and highlight possible issues you need to address. This post aims to provide some feedback and suggestions on the information the scripts collect. There are of course different views on almost all SQL Server configuration settings, but the…Read more

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AX Performance – Checking key SQL Server configuration and database settings 

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It’s important to configure your SQL Server instance and your AX databases properly in order to achieve optimal performance on your Dynamics AX environment. This blog post aims to help you do that by providing some T-SQL scripts that can check key settings and highlight possible issues you need to address. The scripts don’t cover all…Read more

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Performance impact of Sysdatabaselog 

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Description: Although Database Logging can most certainly be valuable from a business perspective, it can be rather expensive with regard to resource use and management. When logging is enabled for a particular transaction type, each instance of that transaction type causes multiple records to be written to the SQL Server transaction log file.  Specifically, one…Read more

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AXutil Optimize (Dynamics AX 2012 RTM) 

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Description: The AXUtil Optimize function reindexes the Model database, but also run a shrink of the database. As the model database is in the main database in AX 2012 RTM, the whole database is shrinked. In a large database example 1 TB database, this shrink can take extreme long time and block the production system…Read more

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Slow performance when Configuration key turned off 

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  Description: The configuration key Sales tax (ledgerbasicSalesTax) has been turned off in the system. When running example the retail statement posting, the performance is very poor.  The slow response is originated in every call to TaxParameters::find(). When analyzing the sql server queries we see a large number of Temporary table been generated which all take…Read more

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Database Diagrams for AX 2012 R2! 

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We’ve launched a new site that hosts 30 database entity relationship diagrams for tables of Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R2: AxERD.  Check it out here: http://www.microsoft.com/dynamics/ax/erd/ax2012r2/ Check out the introductory blog post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/x/archive/2013/05/23/announcing-the-axerd-website-for-dynamics-ax-2012.aspx  …Read more

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