I am trying to get Windows 10 Pro N working on our VMware instance however am having a few issues with disk usage throttling at "100%" (~2.5MB/s - ~5MB/s) with barely anything running.
The "top" usage of disk usage according to Task Manager is usually "System" and when opening file location, it points to ntoskrnl.exe.
Things I've tried:
Details of our VMware instance:
I'm not really sure how else to proceed to fix this issue. Would upgrading to ESXI 6.7 help?
NB, I do not have any issues with using Windows 7, only Windows 10 it seems.
Turn off windows defender if its on. Also even if your not using horizon this page may help make it work better
They go through optimzation steps that may help.
Yeah, only looking in the Guest (Win10) OS so far.
How would I go about looking at disk latency on the host? would I need to go to the correct ESXI host and check out disk usage there? Would I be able to look at disk usage for a specific VM being used there?
From vCenter, select the VM, and look for the Monitor Tab, click the Performance Button click Advanced and scroll down and hit the Drop down for Datastore and Disk.
You should also look at the event log, under Tasks & Events under Events and see if there are any latency messages in there.
Do you have any antivirus installed inside? Link: Disk utilization 100% for very long time - ntoskrnl.exe
Check the solutions here as well: Windows 8 keeps slows down to 100% disk usage and hangs. - Microsoft Community
Thanks - i'll have a look through those links and see if changing any of those suggested settings works.
Currently the disk is thin-provisioned (mainly to save space). Would changing it to thick-provision eager-zeroed help? I can do a test and clone the machine to thick-provisioned I believe.
I'm curious if it's worth upgrading to ESXI 6.7 as I vaguely remember reading somewhere that there were some bug fixes related to Windows 10 and Windows Server...