Unfortunatly I cant give too much detail on overnight process. It runs a program that updates an Oracle database/tables various. What is occuring though is during that process the CPU is at least 80% and above according to native VMware monitoring. And quite often 100% according to some third party monitoring.(sampling rate difference?) Now the Applicaion (clarity) which I know little about fails in its process when set at higher than 10 processes (error 500- generic error ) - nothing in any windows logs or IIS logs to verify this.
Now the VM (windows 2008 r2) is configured as such for CPU - 4 sockets 1 core. (ive been advised this is a bad configuration) as contention will occur - the host has several of these servers configured like this I have isolated the VMs as much as I can. Also the host has 8 CPU. - So we do have some contention issues. - Question is what do I do about this problem. Is the error likely due to very high CPU on the VM ? I know its hard to detemine from info Ive provided. CAn and should i change the VM CPU specs? - can I do this without damaging the OS?
Im not getting any help from the Aplication team - so sorry for vaugeness of this question. - They are blaming the failures on an upgrade of the Netapp Data on tap (it only started failing after this upgrade)- However Storage admin says they are clutching at straws and sees no load on the Filer. As I see the CPU shoot up (on the VM) when they run the overnight process as high as 100% - im concerned that this is why its faiing. when set above 10 processes. - We have rebooted the host and the VM's to no avail. - Im a bit lost now how to approach this - Hancock out there :) - been a great help in the past
Im guessing performace monitor might be an answer :)
any help appreciated thanks