Hyper V - CPU Processing Power
Joel last edited by
wonder if you can help. I have a hyperV server with 2 VM instances running - 1 File server and 1 DC.
We've recently installed new AV software (McAfee Endpoint Protection) of which requires an SQL instance which we have installed and is running on the FS server.
I am now finding that the 'McAfee Scanner service' is taking up a lot of CPU space and in turn slowing things down when users access files.
I have modified the 'on-access' demand settings to only scan when writing to disk, not reading and will see how it behaves....But my question was more to Hyper V settings...Under the HyperV settings, there is a Resource Control feature where you can balance resources among the VMS.
I wondered if I could limit or change things here to help CPU usage from over flowing...Any ideas?
Dashrender last edited by
Changing that at the hypervisor level would affect the entire VM. You mentioned that you installed the software on the File Server itself - so choking that on CPU won't help your problem, it would only make it worse.
travisdh1 last edited by
Well, to me it sounds like you've got two options. Either Add more CPU to the File Server, or find a different anti-virus for the file server.
I would contact McAfee support.
You've just bought the product, give them the chance to help fix it.
If they cannot fix it, then consider getting a refund and switching products.
EDIT: Every software company will have glitches/flaws. So when they do go wrong, use their support. Nothing is 100% free of issues. What is unfair on the software provider is not to tell them about the problem and not give them the chance to help their customer.
I agree, definitely reach out to Intel/McAfee and see what they can do. If they can fix it, great. If they cannot just move on and get something else like Webroot. I'm sure a trial can be arranged as @nic is here.
Joel last edited by
I have started by adding some more exceptions to the on-access scans and will see how it behaves!