Our setup is VMWare Esxi system, running on a dual quad core server with 32gb of RAM. It has 4 VM's running on it, and one of them, our file server, ie experiencing high cpu usage for the 'system' process. It's taking up almost 100% of 1 core all the time.
Is this normal? I've only noticed it lately, so I don't think itw as there before? process explorer says ~10% of this is hardware interrupts, 10-20% is deferred procedure calls and the rest is just 'system'