ESX: Windows 7 Desktop keeps pausing

Hi All,

One of our Virtual PC's (Windows 7) runs ok for 30 mins to 2 hours.

Then for some unknown reason it enters a paused state in ESX

I've had a look on the desktop and there doesn't appear to be any reason (errors in the event log etc)


Any ideas
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detox1978Asked:
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Disable Power Saving.

It suggests VM is power saving going into standby or hibernation mode which is a paused VM state
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detox1978Author Commented:
Where is that set?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Check inside the guest if the powerplan for the Windows 7 is set to set the system to sleep after a specified time.

Open Control Panel > Hardware > Power Options > Change when the computer sleeps

On that page set "Put the computer to sleep" to "Never"
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detox1978Author Commented:
wow the PC was set to sleep after 30 mins.

Thanks
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes default setting on Windows 7 I believe.
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