we’ve set up a new build server using Windows Server 2016 running under ESXi 6.5. few days later devs came back with a complain: full svn checkout time varies a lot – it takes between 1 and 8 minutes.
steps taken that hopefully resolved the issue:
- disable the icon cache of tortoise svn, then eventually remove it completely and use silksvn
- disable windows defender
- convert the vmware disks from think to thick provisioning by inflating them
looks like the last point helped us most in getting the full checkout time to be consistent.