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After looking at various vms on several ESX hosts I notice that the CPU wait counter is always hovering around the 95-100% mark. Is this normal? I can't seem to find many good resources regarding this counter. Thanks in advance.

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This is normal - There is a very good article on VMware Communities on interpreting ESXTOP counters that says:

Q: Why do I always see a high %WAIT for VMX/mks worlds?
A: This is normal. That means there are not too much activities on them.

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