Cars disappear for short periods

Discussion in 'Technical & Support' started by Roy Verzijl, May 6, 2018.

  1. Roy Verzijl

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    For a simracing competition we are hosting a dedicated server (hosted in a datacenter). For some reason during a race session we have all cars disappearing for only 5 seconds. This only happens during a race session, in practice, qualifying and warmup we never have any troubles. In the races we have about 25 drivers on the server. For a strange reason most of the time this only happens once and only in the second race from that evening. After the 5 seconds all cars are back on track but sometimes cars collide because of the lag or people get confused and crash off. This obviously is annoying a lot of people.

    What we already tried to solve the issue:
    - Upgrade the rfactor server to the latest version
    - Start rFactordedicated.exe with high priority
    - Shutdown other instances of rFactordedicated
    - Disable / shutdown unnecessary applications during races
    - Monitor server hardware usage during the races (only RAM gets about 90%, but never higher then this)
    - Restarting the rFactordedicated.exe between both races (everyone have to reconnect but doesnt resolve the problem in every race)

    Server specs:
    OS: Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard X64
    CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2680 v2 2.8Ghz (1 socket, 4 virtual processors)
    RAM: 4GB
    HDD: 400 GB hdd (ssd)
    Connection: 1000mbit down / 1000mbit up

    Any suggestions what could cause the problems or what i can do to resolve it? Help would be very much appreciated! If you have any questions, please ask me.
    Last edited: May 6, 2018

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