vxsvc.exe spiking every 30 seconds
Posted on 2004-10-26
Server: Dell PowerEdge 2550
Does anyone know exactly what the vxsvc.exe actually does? The reason I ask is that it spikes to anywhere from 30% processor utilization to 99% processor utilization every 30 seconds. We know it is related to the Dell/Veritas Disk Array Manager, but can't figure out why it spikes so much.
We thought maybe it was polling because we had a warning about our battery needing conditioning. So, we reconditioned the battery. However, the status of the battery is still listed as "OK, needs reconditioning" so we still don't know if that is the cause.
Since we cannot change the polling interval or reduce the cpu spikes, we're thinking about turning off the service. Does anyone know what kind of side effects this would cause?