SQL 2019- Max DOP and Memory Configuration

By | November 17, 2019

Probably the most useless recommendation and as far as I am concerned not a feature. Why?

If you are a DBA you know that DOP and Memory limits are fine-tuned based on the workload and system details. Things like concurrency OLTP vs OLAP, usage of in memory vs traditional tables Buffer pool extensions, number of instances, virtualization and many more parameters dictate these settings. And it’s part of every DBAs post install checklist. So should you use these settings in real life? NO!

What if it’s for quickly setting up dev and test environments?

Even then you shouldn’t rely on this screen instead you should be making these changes are part of your post install checklist so that the process remains the same no matter what the version of SQL is.

MAXDOP Settings

Memory Configuration Settings