Troubleshooting VMWare ESX 4.0
Posted on 2010-08-23
I am currently running an esx 4.0 (261974) server with 8 (xp) virtual machines on it. I manage the machines using VMWare vSphere 4 Essentials running on a windows server
We seem to be getting a large number of delays on the virtual machines, it works great in bursts but then at times it can stop for a long time before catching up again.
I am not familliar with VMWare and have accepted the basic installations of ESX 4.0 and vSphere to get this up and running.
the ESX server has 4 CPUs x 3GZ (intel xeons) and 16g of ram. the vms have been allocated 1gb each on vSphere.
I'm looking initially to update the nic cards on the vms (windows drivers) which are showing as VMWare accelerated AMD PCNet Adapters (driver ver184.108.40.206 date 1/20/09).
Can I get some other suggestions on what to check?