Are ESX1,2,3 configured identically to ESX4,5,6? Are all hosts carrying the same load?
Swap all the network and fiber connections from the known good to the “identical” slower box and retest. If the slowness goes away, then you know the 2950 is not dysfunctional.
Yes they are all identically configured.
The only difference between the esx servers is that esx1, 2 and 3 are the first servers we bought. Then we bought the rest about 1.5 years later.
So the only suggestion I can find is to update the bios on esx1,2 and 3?
I have moved all virtual machines from esx1 except one.
Even though the virtual machine is very slow.
I tried esxtop, but no problems there.
I'll add the same issues,
And i solved by upgrading the video drivers on each server with the drivers located here:
=> C:\Program Files\Common Files\VMware\Drivers
I know it can't sound stupid, but it's working like a charme for me.
I've just make the update to VSPhere 4.1, and got the same trouble than you only on one esx.
To solve it, I've update video drivers on one server, test it, and it's working ....
Hope this will work for you, cause I've also spend a lot of time trying to resolve this issues.
If you machine are not in Seven or windows 2008, you just need to set the video hardware acceleration on full
I tried that but the virtual machines are still slow.
i would highly advise in getting vmware support help as their screen sharing session would be able to troubleshoot faster
I can now see that the problem is isolated to Windows Server 2003 machines???
And have you try the hardware acceleration ?
Start / Control Pannel / Display / Settings / click twie on the screen / troubleshoot / Set Hardware to full
I would like to do the same thing as you did.
Did you solve your problem?