What is the most likely cause for the performance problems?

You have a Windows 2003 Server virtual machine (VM) that is experiencing performance problems.

Task Manager displays the following information:
* CPU Usage: 85%
* Memory Available: 3 GB
* Network Utilization: 25%

vCenter Server displays this additional information:
* ESXi host CPU Utilization: 60%
* VMkernel Swap Activity: None
* Average Network Usage: 900 Mbps

What is the most likely cause for the performance problems?

A.
The VM is CPU constrained.

B.
The ESXi host is CPU constrained.

C.
The ESXi host NIC is being over utilized.

D.
The ESXi host needs more memory installed.

2 Comments on “What is the most likely cause for the performance problems?

  1. Bob Smith says:

    I think they are assuming 1Gb nic which if the host is 900 Mbps out of 1Gbps nic. That’s pretty damn utilized especially accounting for TCP/IP overhead.


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