Thursday, January 17, 2013 7:22 PM
I have server 2008 R2 running on physical box. Almost once a week the server freezes with high memory / processor utilization. Wen I look under the processes, the System (NT kernel) is running with over 1.5 million handles. Rebooting the server helps , but the number steadily starts to increase until it crashes again.
I've researched the issue and in some cases it points to an external usb device. I have removed all usb devices and the rpoblem remains.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:44 PM
Have you considered Windows System Resource Manager? ( http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc732553.aspx )
"With Windows System Resource Manager for the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system, you can manage server processor and memory usage with standard or custom resource policies. Managing your resources can help ensure that all the services provided by a single server are available on an equal basis or that your resources will always be available to high-priority applications, services, or users.
Windows System Resource Manager only manages processor resources when the combined processor load is greater than 70 percent. This means that it does not actively limit the resources that can be used by each consumer when processor load is low."
Thursday, January 17, 2013 9:45 PMI thought about it, but it is not normal behavior. This issue is occurring only on one server, and I need to find the reason and fix for it.
Saturday, January 19, 2013 4:39 AM
I would update all drivers/firmware at first.
I know like fo hp the proliant support pack prevented me some blue screen on a server. Thus the integrated software was needed to keep the server stable.
- Marked As Answer by Cheers ZHANGMicrosoft Contingent Staff, Moderator Monday, January 28, 2013 5:41 AM