right now I have 6 Virtual Machines (VMs) running on Vmware ESXi 5.1 and attached to Storage SAN.
All these run Suse Linux 11 SP1 x64.
All of a sudden 1 of these VMs is running very slow making high CPU usage and I see al wait % kinda high 40-50%. Apparently since I don't own this virtual server the server was running fine and last change made was increasing memory
so I found out that test hard disk performance must be the issue
VM having issues. It so slow that I cancel the command but it's running at 2.7 MB
dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=1048576 count=2048
781+0 records out
818937856 bytes (819 MB) copied, 298.699 s, 2.7 MB/s
running dd command on any of the other VMs linux server is about 280MB - 310 MB/s
dd if=/dev/zero of=test3 bs=1048576 count=2048
2048+0 records in
2048+0 records out
2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 7.64361 s, 281 MB/s
any idea what could be causing this issue or how to fix it?
thanks a lot