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The vpxd process consumes 100% CPU (1034309)

Symptoms

When vCenter Server uses the built in SQL Express database, you experience these symptoms:

  • vpxd.exe consumes 100% CPU on vCenter Server
  • Clients are unable to connect to vCenter Server
  • vCenter Server performance is poor

Resolution

When using the SQL Express database, rollup jobs for performance data are executed within vpxd and not as Agent jobs on the database.
 
This issue occurs due to bad or large amount of data in the table that causes the rollup jobs to consume large number of CPU cycles.
 
To resolve this issue, you must change the datatype of the stat_val column in the database to BIGINT and recreate the views used to display the performance data.
 
To change the datatype and to recreate the views, see the Resolution section of Performance graphs display only the realtime data after upgrading to vCenter Server 4.1 (1030819).

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