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jjgrinwis
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high cpu load on vcenter server appliance

since a couple of weeks we're seeing a 100% load on our virtual server appliance:

cpu.GIF

Our environment is not that big, it's a demo setup but vpxd is using a lot of CPU resources:

highload.GIF


Anyone any idea how we can check where this high load is coming from.

The appliance is running 5.1u1.


Regards,

John

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LikeABrandit
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Hey John,

I'm not too familiar with the vCenter Appliance, I only use it for testing normally, but if you're using the embedded database it's only configured for up to 5 hosts and 50 VMs. Since "not big" is relative, it's possible the issue is just size of the environment.

In any case, VPXD is the vCenter Service itself, so it's literally vCenter creating that high load. As to why it's creating the high load, my first guess is taking a look at the DB and whether it's on that appliance. I'd also try restarting the VPXD service if you haven't in case it's hung on something.

~Brandit

jjgrinwis
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we modified the appliance db size to large and gave the virtual vc appliance a mem total of 24GB, thinks look a lot better now.

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