High CPU usage using Novell 6.5 SP7 on VMware ESXi
Posted on 2009-04-09
We are looking to move some of our file serving over to Virtual Machine running Novell 6.5 SP7. The VM is currently configured with 2 GB of RAM and 1 CPU. What we are noticing is higher spikes in the CPU. This is true when we are using iManager, the CPU usually goes the at least 75 % and all the way to 100%. We have moved about 100 GB of data to the new file server, and when the CPU spikes we don't notice much slowness. We are more worried about the server getting more activity and then abending on us.
We have talked about move all the apache services to another server for awhile to see how performance is.
So here is my question, is there any other changes we should make to our setup before putting this system into production. This is our first time viritualizing a Novell file server and we want to try to get everything right.
So let me know of any advise/recommendations you may have!