[PVE-User] Excessive Memory usage Windows 2008 and Proxmox 2.0

Holger Ernst he at ernstdatenmedien.de
Fri May 18 12:30:29 CEST 2012

I dont understand why you would want to prevent the guest to use the ram you assign to him. Why shouldn't your windows server use all the memory it sees? It does caching and things with it. I mean, you payed for the ram, why dont you want to use it?

Regards Holger

> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-
> bounces at pve.proxmox.com] Im Auftrag von claudioml at mediaservice.net
> Gesendet: Freitag, 18. Mai 2012 10:36
> An: pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
> Betreff: [PVE-User] Excessive Memory usage Windows 2008 and Proxmox
> 2.0
> Hello all,
> I have a Windows 2008 with SQL server on it, virtualized on Proxmox VE
> 2.0. The strange thing is it uses all the free ram i assign on that
> virtual machine. In example, now i have assigned 15 Gb of Ram, and the
> system uses 14,78 Gb of Ram. If i assign 10 Gb of Ram, the system uses
> it all, or almost all.
> Anyone can explain me why? There is something to do about this, to limit
> the use of free ram of that virtual machine?
> Claudio Prono.
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