troubleshooting Question

Which VMware metrics to keep low CPU ready or CPU wait ?

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Hi All,

My newly build vanilla Windows Server 2012 R2 with just one vCPU and 8 GB vRAM is running slowly with nothing installed in it, the server manager opens slowly with more than 3 minutes waiting to open the window.

Based on the observation on the CPU metric below, I’m not sure what is the best threshold to keep it under certain level?

Here’s from the VM itself:

VM CPU statistics
Here’s from the ESXi server where the VM above is currently running:

ESXi server vCPU statistics
I’ve keep the total vCPU usage number of VM under 32, as can be seen below the total vCPU usage is 14: (the highlighted is the performance constrained VM that I have just deployed):

VM vCPu usage total
While the below screenshot is the ESXi specs which shows that maximum 32 available vCPU that can be assigned:

hardware CPU information
Can anyone please shed some light in what do I need to do here to make sure that the VM is not constrained by the CPU ?
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