Monday, October 22, 2012

p2v VMs report high cpu usage

issue: a normal virtual machine with no high resource hungry application is reporting high cpu usage with alarms, performance charts of the vcenter show the same high cpu usage, the task manager of the virtual machine shows very high cpu usage too.

cause and resolutioin: This was a p2v virtual machine from a hp proliant server. When checked in the task manager under processes the high cpu using program was cqmgserv.exe which belongs to hp insight agent.
uninstall all the hp or hardware specific applications/drivers from the VM from the control manager.
Issue Resolved.