vmware esxi server 2003 high pages/sec and disk queue
Posted on 2010-08-24
Host: esxi 4.1
host disk: raid5 sata (yeah, i know...budget constraint)
Guest: Server 2003 32-bit std edition
Performance monitor show intermittent (but frequent) high memory pages/sec and high disk queue length. This results in issues with SQL server it is hosting. Clients running an app that connects to the database get connection errors.
The guest was a P2V conversion initially P2V'd to a vmware server 2.x guest, then converted again to esxi.
I noticed the v-disks are IDE:0, 1. Do they need to be converted to scsi?