If you are using Microsoft Hyper-V with new Intel Sandy Bridge or Intel Westmere processors and our server has over 48GB of physical RAM you may get a performance decrease. Microsoft released a hotfix (KB2517329) for this problem.
This could also be a problem with a lot of Hyper-V installations on Cisco UCS, because the most of them will use more than 48GB of memory.
The performance decrease could show its self in the the following issues:
- The CPU usage is high and the server responds slowly when you copy large files on the computer. For example, you copy a 10-GB file
- The disk I/O performance of the virtual machines (VMs) is slow
- Windows takes a long time to start
The hotfix is not include in Service Pack 1 for Hpyer-V R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2.
For more information about this you can check KB2517329Tags: Cisco, Cisco UCS, Hotfix, Hyper-V, Hyper-v r2, Intel, Intel Sandy Bridge, Intel Westmere, KB, Microsoft, Microsoft Hyper-v, performance, Sandy Bridge, Servicepack, Servicepack1, UCS, update, Westmere, Windows, Windows Server, Windows Server 2008 R2 Last modified: April 26, 2011
Thanks a lot!
You saved my day ;)
By the way, I was trying to install Windows 2008 R2 SP1 Standar Edition with Hyper-V, but after the installation of Hyper-V windows didn’t star anymoe, unless the virtualization option in the bios were disabled.
So, after disabling de virtualization in the BIOS, I installed the patch, and then I re-enable the option in the BIOS, after that everything was back to normal and i could run the VMs again.
My PC is a Dell Alienware M17xr3.
Hope this help someone else.