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Hello Experts,

I have configured a Windows 7 VM on VMware ESXi 5.5

The CPU is being totally max'd out, see image, however I can't see anything from the processes that is causing the CPU to run at 100%.

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Can you please help?

Cheers

Carlton
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by:bominthu
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In process Tab, can you click on "Show process from all users" and see which process is consuming more CPU ?
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rindi earned 500 total points
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Have you installed the VMware Tools within the VM?
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by:cpatte7372
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Thanks responding.

I have installed VMware Tools.

Bom,

I will show you the Process output
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40480735
Bom

Here you go...
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by:bominthu
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Seems Audiodg.exe is consuming a lot of CPU.

Could you apply Hotfix suggested in here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2670667 ?

After applied, restart machine and see how it is.
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40480796
Experts,

The VM is running at 100% CPU even when all I've got open in my browser.

This is cray!

You help will be greatly appreciated

Cheers
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40480805
Bom

I'm in the process of downloading the hotfix, however I don't think that is the problem...

Cpu
As it gone
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by:bominthu
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Can let me know what is the server model and hardware spec of it in which esxi 5.5 is installed ?

How manay VMs are there in esxi server ?
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by:Qlemo
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You'll need to monitor the processes for at least a few minutes, to see if there are any suspects. In the last screenshot the CPU is 39% idle.
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40480866
Bom,

My mistake,

VMware Tools isn't running. Should click on the autorun here?

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by:cpatte7372
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Bom

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by:Qlemo
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Use either the 32bit or 64bit setup app, whichever is appropriate.
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by:cpatte7372
ID: 40480883
This is actually painfully slow!

Help needed badly, before I lose my mind!
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by:rindi
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Just click on Setup, that will then install the correct version.
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by:cpatte7372
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OK,

Lets see.
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by:Seth Simmons
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i would also right click on svchost.exe and go to services
look at the services tab for the highlighted lines; should help identify what service(s) that process is controlling
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by:Qlemo
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That is helpful only if that process causes sustained CPU load.
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by:cpatte7372
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Needed VMware Tools

Thanks
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