Number of Services question

Discussion created by donbrown44 on May 6, 2013
Latest reply on Aug 16, 2017 by kmsagis
I have 2 ArcGIS Server 10.1 instances running on Linux. Each machine has 2 cores and 8GB. All my services have the settings:
Minimum number of instances per machine: 0
Maximum number of instances per machine: 8
Low Isolation
Instances per process (low isolation only): 8
My question is:
Do these services still consume memory even though they are not being used, and have no running instances?
If so, how is the memory usage spread through a multiple-machine deployment. I am tasked with managing a VERY large number of Services that get relatively little use. I've been having problems that I think are related to memory. Would adding more Server machines to the site help? Do you have any other suggestions for maintaining 200+ Services started on my site?