Linux Get CPU Information

This post is one of those ‘reminder’ types which is to help me remember the various commands able to retrieve the underlying CPU information on a Linux command line. In this instance the commands were executed on the latest version of Ubuntu server, purely because I happen to have a virtual machine with it installed running … Read more

Windows Server 2008 R2 svchost.exe High CPU Usage

Today I came across a virtual machine (VM) with a CPU usage of 100%, logging onto the box Task Manager informed me the culprit was the ‘svchost.exe’ process. Unfortunately if you look in Task Manager you will see many instances of svchost.exe therefore we have to drill down a little bit further to understand exactly … Read more

VMware DRS cannot find a host to power on or migrate the virtual machine – Insufficient capacity on each physical CPU

Today I deployed an OVF image to vCenter and on attempting to start the virtual machine (VM) I encountered the error message below –

Initially this left me a little confused as I was pretty certain we had sufficient resource to start this VM. I checked the configuration and found it had been configured … Read more