Visio Graphics Service has a maximum recalculation duration setting that will adversely impact performance (SharePoint Server 2010)
Applies to: SharePoint Server 2010 Enterprise
Topic Last Modified: 2012-08-05
Rule Name: The Visio Graphics Service has a maximum recalc duration setting that will adversely impact user perceived performance
Summary: The Visio Graphics Service has a maximum recalculation duration setting that will adversely affect performance. If the Maximum Recalc Duration setting is longer than 60 seconds, it might result in large processor load of the Visio Graphics Service and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, decreasing the expected performance of both.
A shorter duration increases performance by only allowing simple data-connected diagrams to be recalculated by the server, minimizing CPU and memory usage. A longer duration allows the recalculation of more complex data-connected diagrams while using more CPU cycles and memory. The default duration is 60 seconds.
Cause: The Maximum Recalc Duration setting was set longer than 60 seconds.Resolution: Decrease the value of the Maximum Recalc Duration setting
Verify that the user account that is performing this procedure is an administrator of the Visio Graphics Service service application.
In Central Administration, on the Home page, in the Application Management section, click Manage service applications.
On the Service Applications page, click the Visio Graphics service application.
On the Manage the Visio Graphics Service page, click Global Settings.
Ensure that the settings have the values that are listed in the following table. If they do not, type the value in the corresponding text box.
Maximum Web Drawing Size
<= 5 (Megabytes)
Minimum Cache Age
>= 5 (Minutes)
Maximum Cache Age
<= 60 (Minutes)
Maximum Recalc Duration
<= 60 (Seconds)