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excessive v16.x memory usage

Has anyone noticed excessive VM memory usage with workstation v16.x? My host shows working set memory for v16.x VMs WAY more that the VMs are configured for. I never saw this on workstation v15. A VM configured for 6GB should not use more than 6GB on the host. ALL of my VMs are config'd for either 4GB or 6GB but have working sets up to TWICE that amount. I can't run as many VMs simultaneously as i used to. 

 

v16 VMs - excessive mem usage

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v15 VMs - normal mem usage

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Hello, Gmichaud

Thanks for your posting.

Could you please let us know any special application running in your VM? 

Thanks

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Nothing special runs on these VMs, certainly nothing that consumes a lot of memory. I use them for application install script testing. Most common apps are sccm, sometime an office app, various security apps. Nothing that didn't run on v15.

 

I can boot a VM and login and watch the working set slowly increase to the levels you see in my screen snip. This particular VM has been used only for vpn access to work and RDP into various servers. 

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Hello, Gmichaud

Appreciated your quick response. let me see whether I could reproduce this issue internally. Thanks.

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Thanks for taking the time. I appreciate it!

In case you need these:

 

config.ini:

.encoding = "windows-1252"

isolation.tools.unity.disable="TRUE"
prefvmx.minVmMemPct = "100"
prefvmx.useRecommendedLockedMemSize = "TRUE"

MemTrimRate = "0"

mainMem.partialLazySave = "FALSE"
mainMem.partialLazyRestore = "FALSE"
mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"


authd.client.port = "903"
authd.proxy.nfc = "vmware-hostd:ha-nfc"
installerDefaults.autoSoftwareUpdateEnabled = "yes"
installerDefaults.autoSoftwareUpdateEnabled.epoch = "16963"
installerDefaults.componentDownloadEnabled = "yes"
installerDefaults.dataCollectionEnabled = "yes"
installerDefaults.dataCollectionEnabled.epoch = "16963"

 

settings.ini:


printers.enabled = "FALSE"

 

 

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Hello, Gmichaud

One thing to confirm with you that whether hyper-v or VBS has been enabled on your host? If possible, could you please upload vmware.log when you reproduce this problem? Thanks a lot.

Best Regards

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