Hyper-V 2012R2 Server Seems A Little Sluggish
Posted on 2013-12-27
This is my first virtual server. I loaded the Hyper-V Server 2012R2, and I have two Windows Server 2008R2 VM's. The first is my domain controller (DC) and Backup Exec 2012 (not loaded yet), the second (SRV2) will be for file sharing and a couple of SQL databases. The first thing I noticed is when I was copying BE2012 install files from my laptop to the DC VM, a couple of Gb took at least 5 minutes. It started out slow, but then did pick up speed as it progressed. Copying the same folder from a share on DC to a share on SRV2 I got about 20Mb/sec. The best I've been able to get copying from VM to my laptop is 6Mb/sec. My old PE2600 does 11Mb/sec, and I have 6 users on it. The new server has no users.
The next thing I noticed was when I was downloading some accounting software and creating some folders to save the various modules in, just creating and naming folders seems sluggish, for lack of a better term. I'm wondering if this is normal, like I said, this is my first crack at a virtual installation so I'm not sure what to expect. When something like this happens the first thing I think of is drivers, but I can't see where you would update drivers on the hypervisor. The hardware:
Dell PE T320
Xeon E5-2430 2.2Ghz 6 core
1.6Tb RAID 10
I have 2 processors set for DC and 4 processors for SRV2. Am I missing something, or is this pretty normal?
Thanks for any advice.