Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Process Spike

Posted on 2014-10-28
7
Medium Priority
?
168 Views
Last Modified: 2014-11-10
I have a Windows 2008 Server that the CPU randomly spikes throughout the day.  The process id is 4 which is the system process.  This really gives me no idea as to what this process is doing to cause the spike.  I checked the event logs and they were of no use, any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:bsjj2727
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 3
  • 3
7 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40408514
PID 4 is the operating system itself
usually spikes occur during I/O activity
0
 

Author Comment

by:bsjj2727
ID: 40408572
I know its the OS but I have plenty of servers and want to know why its only this one
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40408591
what is the role of the server?
0
Is Your AD Toolbox Looking More Like a Toybox?

Managing Active Directory can get complicated.  Often, the native tools for managing AD are just not up to the task.  The largest Active Directory installations in the world have relied on one tool to manage their day-to-day administration tasks: Hyena. Start your trial today.

 

Author Comment

by:bsjj2727
ID: 40408598
file server
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Seth Simmons
ID: 40408614
not surprised
users accessing files generating I/O...i would expect the system process to consume some CPU
0
 

Author Comment

by:bsjj2727
ID: 40409228
I have servers that are more heavily hit that I don't experience this problem, that's why I believe it would be something else
0
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Michael Machie earned 1500 total points
ID: 40428897
Is this Server a VM? If so, I am aware of issues with Server 2008 VMs consuming 100% CPU intermittently after a dirty shutdown, such as from a power outage on the Host without shutting down the VMs first. If this is the case, you will need to perform a graceful shutdown of the VM and then start it gracefully. This resolves the CPU spikes with my 2008 file server VMs.
0

Featured Post

Technology Partners: We Want Your Opinion!

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Sometimes drives fill up and we don't know why.  If you don't understand the best way to use the tools available, you may end up being stumped as to why your drive says it's not full when you have no space left!  Here's how you can find out...
Possible fixes for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 updating problem. Solutions mentioned are from Microsoft themselves. I started a case with them from our Microsoft Silver Partner option to open a case and get direct support from Microsoft. If s…
This tutorial will give a an overview on how to deploy remote agents in Backup Exec 2012 to new servers. Click on the Backup Exec button in the upper left corner. From here, are global settings for the application such as connecting to a remote Back…
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…

715 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question