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    Default CPU Load Metrics

    Is there any info re the CPU load metrics, if I recall on a recent webinar it's not a reflection of CPU loading as a percentage.

    Running some WSUS updates from a machine and it pushes the Atom E3845 CPU to about 5 on the scale and everything grinds to a halt. The rest of the unit has 8GB RAM and a 120GB SSD. I know this doesn't give a full picture re PCI lanes etc.

    I was going to be using the Dell PowerEdge R220 to run Hyper-V on it with 2019 Essentials with AD Azure connector etc. Dell PowerEdge has 32GB RAM, SSD drives, ISCSI LUN and a 1240L Xeon CPU (4 Core / 8T).

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    A load of 5 on a quad core CPU is a big deal, that means you have 4 processes running, and 5 more WAITING.

    IE, your CPU is half the power you need.
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    Out of curiosity, what is your internet BW and how much of it is used up when WSUS starts downloading those updates?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oj88 View Post
    Out of curiosity, what is your internet BW and how much of it is used up when WSUS starts downloading those updates?
    65/15 ADSL2 connection and 100% used by the client downloading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sky-knight View Post
    A load of 5 on a quad core CPU is a big deal, that means you have 4 processes running, and 5 more WAITING.

    IE, your CPU is half the power you need.
    Blimey.

    It was a large download, the 21H1 update via WSUS, but I’ve done other big downloads and not had such bottleneck. I’ll download IOS 14.3 via iTunes later and see if same behaviour.

    Also got a HPE SPP ISO to download and they’re often massive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeyscott View Post
    Blimey.

    It was a large download, the 21H1 update via WSUS, but I’ve done other big downloads and not had such bottleneck. I’ll download IOS 14.3 via iTunes later and see if same behaviour.

    Also got a HPE SPP ISO to download and they’re often massive.

    That's not a single download... No way. Not unless it's using torrent.
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    I have 100d/200u (mbps) but my CPU just skirts around 0.5 to 0.9 load. Occasionally, it can peak to 1.3. That's when I'm downloading multiple torrents.

    This is on a dual-core N40L box with 8GB RAM and a mechanical 250GB HDD.

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    I might move it back to a Dell PowrEdge, but hyper-v this time along with a 2019 server and prob an ubuntu vm. 32GB RAM installed.

    Other spare tin I have is an i3-6100T with 16GB RAM

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