Hello Everyone, I really need some help with this problem. Im hoping there are some VM Gods out there.
I need to migrate one of my domain controllers to a VM as a part of my DR plan. I currently have 2 Domain Controllers running on Windows Server 2003 Standard OS. I was able to use VMM 2007 to migrate one of my Domain Controllers (running FSMO) to a Virtual Machine. The process completed without any errors but when I start the VM, it runs extremely, extremely slow. It takes about 6 hours to login to the server. The CPU utilization stays at 96-98% the whole time. The server is completely unmanageable, once I login and click on the Start button, it takes about 5 minutes for the menu to come up. I thought once I load Server Additions it will improve the server performance, at least to the point where it becomes a little manageable, but the server is so slow that at this point the installation stops after a few minutes. Im hoping someone can give me some good ideas to try, or even better, will be able to point out the source of the problem. Thank you all in advance.
Here is what I have:
Virtual Machine Host:
HP Proliant DL 380G5, 2 Dual-Core 3.2Ghz Xenon Processors
24GB of RAM
1T of disk space in RAID5
MS Windows Server 2003 Enterprise SP2
MS Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1
Domain controller VM server is the first one Im trying to run on the host system. No other VMs exist on that box.
Virtual machine to be created off of
HP Proliant DL 320
2gb of ram
80gb hd mirrored
Windows 2003 SP2 Standard
VM-ed domain controller is not connected to my internal network ( I am aware of the danger of having it on the same network with my production DC) its sitting in a separate test environment segment.
Thank you all!