2012 HYPER-V RAM Usage

Posted on 2014-10-29
Last Modified: 2014-12-11
I have a hyper-v cluster with 3 2012 nodes. One of the nodes is reporting to be using 97% of RAM.

- There is 250gb of RAM on the server.
- The VMs on this host only amount to 100gb of RAM
- The server itself only appears to be using 6gb.

For whatever reason, I am finding it close to impossible to account for all RAM usage. Resource monitor doesnt help here either

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Any backup jobs running?
Are all host the same make, model and config?
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by:Philip Elder
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What monitoring app is flagging 97% RAM usage?

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It was cached memory that was eating it all and after logging with MS they have identified this as a memory leak that is a known issue with Hyper-v. We have applied their patch and everything is looking normal now.
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What is the hotfix number please?

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None of the other answers were right
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by:Philip Elder
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What was the hotfix number please? I would like to research the problem (I'm a Cluster MVP that builds Hyper-V clusters).

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Here it is. I think it's been released into the wild now so if your new Hyper-V installation is fully patched you shouldn't see any of the issues we did:

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