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VMware tools Reporting Incorrect usage.

We currently have a windows 2000 SP4 machine running on Vsphere version 4.0.0 which is reporting incorrect host cpu and host memory usage.

On the VSphere Client the host cpu is showing as using 1700-3000Mhz of processor usage and 1200MB of memory usage.

When you actually look at the server, it is sitting at around 1-2% of processor usage and only using around 6-700MB of memory.

Has anyone ever encountered this previously? If so what was the fix???

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Try restarting the vmware tools service
When you actually look at the server, it is sitting  at around 1-2% of processor usage and only using around 6-700MB of  memory.

What exactly do you mean by this ?

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What I mean is the windows server is reporting those usage statistics in task manager.

HTH
I've attatched screen shots so you can see what i mean.

Thanks
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On the Summary Tab of the Virtual Machine, what is the amount of overhead memory which is being displayed ?
It's showing the overhead is 170+
I can see that the Physical RAM row showing 776 MB/2559 MB being used.

When you configured the VM, what was the RAM size you had provided ?
I had provided the machine with 2560Mb.
When the VM starts up, a vswp file equal to the size of RAM allocated to the VM is created in the same folder as that of the VM or as configured.
That being said, under the Resource Alocation Tab have you set any reservations for this VM ?
The resource allocation is set as unlimited.
How many vCPUs are allocated to this machine ?
2 x 2.5ghz
Can you try restarting the VM and check whether the Stats report correctly ?
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