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Increase JVM and make Lotus Notes 8.x Standard client run faster

Peter Arndt  1 June 2011 11:12:50

 Probably all of you know this already, but I tried it right now, because we had some latencies on Windows7 platform. it seems, my client almost blast off :-)

Serious, it feels much faster, indeed.

first I give you the summary of the article I found:

For users on the Lotus Notes 8 Standard client, this article provides information on checking the Java Heap size and adjusting it to half of your system RAM in attempt to get the Lotus Notes 8.x Standard client to run faster

For users on the Lotus Notes 8 Standard client, this article provides information on checking the Java Heap size and adjusting it to half of your system RAM in attempt to get the Lotus Notes 8.x Standard client to run faster...
 
C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM\Lotus\Notes\framework\rcp\deploy\jvm.properties

There are actually 2 settings of interest in this file: The starting heap size (vmarg.Xms) and the maximum heap size (vmarg.Xmx).

We set both of these to 1024, but don't exceed your physical memory size, or the JVM will crash.

Here are the default values...
vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx256m
vmarg.Xms=-Xms48m

We change them to...
vmarg.Xmx=-Xmx1024m
vmarg.Xms=-Xms1024m
 
Make sure you close the Lotus Notes client before you do this, and that all the Lotus Notes client processes have stopped.
There is a maximum: For those of you blessed with even more memory, 1024 is the maximum I recommend you put in there. I've tried larger numbers, but the speed increas is minute, and in the region of 1500~1700m the client becomes unstable.

You can use this for other RCP/Expeditor/Eclipse based offerings:  just find the jvm.properties file or eclipse.ini file.
In WebSphere Business
Modeler, it's Eclipse.ini

I add a link i found, but read the comments as well, because there are some failures in the main post. 

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/Office_Productivity/Office_Suites/Lotus_SmartSuite/Lotus_Notes/A_2254-How-to-make-the-Lotus-Notes-8-x-Standard-client-run-faster.html

 

Hope this helps to rollout the standard client :-)

Peter