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1answer
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High CPU% stolen on EC2 instance at extremely regular intervals

I have a m1.small EC2 instance on AWS running some websites. I noticed my CPU usage have peaks at regular interval of times, exactly every 30 minutes (0:06, 0:36, 1:06, ...). I've checked my crons (I ...
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2answers
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Windows Server 2012, Hyper-V and CPU Usage

The server sits on RAIDed SSD drives too. Is there a reason why the host machine seems to get more CPU over a VM in Hyper-V? The guest machine is at 100% CPU while the HOST is only at 20%. Anywa ...
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1answer
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Should APIC be used on VMs?

I'm provisioning some VMware and Virtualbox VMs, both 32 and 64 bit and all my boot commands start with /install/vmlinuz noapic. Searching for information about APIC etc. around the web doesn't give ...
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1answer
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CPU Spikes when Untar'ing File on Virtual Server

I have a RHEL 5.5 on VMWARE running with 64GB Memory. When we untar a file (part of a daily process) the CPU Load sometimes spikes - rendering the server essentially nonresponsive. The disks are ...
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4answers
268 views

Does shutdown idle VMs improve the performance?

Often our team members are coming to me with a compliant that their VMs are slow. Our team members suggested to shutdown some of the VMs temporarily and try to access the VM. But most cases that ...
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2answers
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Number of logical processors per VM?

I have a server (quad core) running Windows Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 with two Windows Server 208 R2 Standard guest virtual machines. I've noticed the number of logical processors setting (under the ...
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2answers
246 views

Open source cloud computing with scalable virtual machines

I'm searching for open source software to create my own cloud computing environment, like Ubuntu UEC or Eucalyptus. What I need is that each virtual machine can use resources from multiple nodes ...
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5answers
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So really, what is the overhead of virtualization and when should I be concerned?

I'm searching for good rules of thumb to understand when NOT to virtualize a machine. For example, I know that a fully CPU-bound process with near 100% utilization is probably not a good idea to ...
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3answers
166 views

How can I figure out which virtualization solution is being used on my commercial VM?

I have a linux VM on a popular VM provider. How can I figure out how it's implemented? In particular I want to figure out "If the Hypervisor is simulating 4 processors in 1 thread on the physical ...
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Is the # of CPUs on a virtual machine always meaningful?

On a virtual machine, if cat /proc/cpuinfo tells me that there are 4 CPUs, is this just as meaningful as if it were bare metal? Should I configure my server (for example, # of Nginx or Apache workers) ...