I have a Poweredge 2850 with 2 vm guests running. Raid 10 with 2 Dual Core Xeon processors 3.2 GHZ. Server1 runs perfect with steady cpu usage. Server2 runs like he..hockey sticks. Server2 is running sql. Has 4 gig ram. I have 1 core allocated per vmguest. Server2 spikes ever 10-15mins and make the fans on the server run 10-12 rpm and hold there for 5 mins at least. If I add more cores to the server2 the fans will stay at a constant 10k and never come down. I have added a pdf for viewing of the cpu usage. Any help would be great. Pulling my hair out. I also have server 2003 running on a stand alone 2850 and it is perfectly well. No heat issues in the cabinet. Some thing server 2 is spiking the cpu. Has any one seen this before??? I did notice the sql was eating 1.5gigs of ram so I upped the ram to 4 gigs. Still no help. Is there and idle hard drive issue I don't know about????