Does adding an extra WFE help if the existing WFE is running out of memory during normal day to day operations?
We have a WFE with 10 Web Applications (A Portal, Coporate News, an ExtraNet, SSP, CA, etc) and during the day its memory footprint grows until it is starting to swap, grinding all to a halt. A recycle of one or two of the webapps helps, but only for a short time, until memory start filling up again. The WFE sole duty is to server SharePoint.
Does adding an extra WFE help? Or would I get the same problems but then on both? (other solutions are also appreciated)
specs: Windows 2003 32bit, Intel Xeon, E7440@ 2.40GHzm 3.00 GB Ram, PAE. CPU load varies between 20%-60%. PF Usage starts at 2.5 GB (begin of day) and increases to ~3.0 during (15:00h)