One VM shows wrong memory use

cdsJerry

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I have a 6.2-15 installation running 5 Windows machines. There is a Windows10 VM that always shows the memory usage as being between 87-90% in use at all times, even when idle. When I log into the machine task manager shows it's only using about 25%.

I've tried rebooting, restarting the QEMU Guest agent. Nothing seems to correct this. Any suggestions?
 

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are the Balloon and QEMU running inside the Windows VM?
Please post the VM config and the output of the following commands:
From Proxmox VE side:
Code:
pveversion -v
From Windows 10 VM:
Code:
sc qc BalloonService
sc qc QEMU-GA
 

cdsJerry

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are the Balloon and QEMU running inside the Windows VM?
Please post the VM config and the output of the following commands:
From Proxmox VE side:
Code:
pveversion -v
From Windows 10 VM:
Code:
sc qc BalloonService
sc qc QEMU-GA
The sc qc BalloonService and sc qc QEMU-GA both return "OpenService Failed 1060" messages from the command prompt.
From the Services window however it shows QEMU Guest Agent as Running (and indeed it's passing IPs etc to Proxmox). I don't see a Balloon Service but I ran the installer the same as the other VMs from the virtio-win00.1.185 Balloon\w10\amd64 disc.

Below are the results from the pveversion - v command:
root@pve:~# pveversion -v
Code:
root@pve:~# pveversion -v
proxmox-ve: 6.2-2 (running kernel: 5.3.10-1-pve)
pve-manager: 6.2-15 (running version: 6.2-15/48bd51b6)
pve-kernel-5.4: 6.2-7
pve-kernel-helper: 6.2-7
pve-kernel-5.3: 6.1-6
pve-kernel-5.4.65-1-pve: 5.4.65-1
pve-kernel-5.3.18-3-pve: 5.3.18-3
pve-kernel-5.3.10-1-pve: 5.3.10-1
ceph-fuse: 12.2.11+dfsg1-2.1+b1
corosync: 3.0.4-pve1
criu: 3.11-3
glusterfs-client: 5.5-3
ifupdown: 0.8.35+pve1
ksm-control-daemon: 1.3-1
libjs-extjs: 6.0.1-10
libknet1: 1.16-pve1
libproxmox-acme-perl: 1.0.5
libpve-access-control: 6.1-3
libpve-apiclient-perl: 3.0-3
libpve-common-perl: 6.2-4
libpve-guest-common-perl: 3.1-3
libpve-http-server-perl: 3.0-6
libpve-storage-perl: 6.2-9
libqb0: 1.0.5-1
libspice-server1: 0.14.2-4~pve6+1
lvm2: 2.03.02-pve4
lxc-pve: 4.0.3-1
lxcfs: 4.0.3-pve3
novnc-pve: 1.1.0-1
proxmox-backup-client: 0.9.7-1
proxmox-mini-journalreader: 1.1-1
proxmox-widget-toolkit: 2.3-8
pve-cluster: 6.2-1
pve-container: 3.2-2
pve-docs: 6.2-6
pve-edk2-firmware: 2.20200531-1
pve-firewall: 4.1-3
pve-firmware: 3.1-3
pve-ha-manager: 3.1-1
pve-i18n: 2.2-2
pve-qemu-kvm: 5.1.0-6
pve-xtermjs: 4.7.0-2
qemu-server: 6.2-19
smartmontools: 7.1-pve2
spiceterm: 3.1-1
vncterm: 1.6-2
zfsutils-linux: 0.8.4-pve2
 

Moayad

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did you got any error during the installation of the Balloon or qemu agent?

what says the output of the powershell command below?
Code:
Get-Service QEMU-GA
 

cdsJerry

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did you got any error during the installation of the Balloon or qemu agent?

what says the output of the powershell command below?
Code:
Get-Service QEMU-GA
I get back an error message saying there's no such a command.

And no, I didn't get an error during installation. I follow a guide each time I create a VM and I followed the same guide as always. The only difference is that this time I used the updated version of the virtio-win disc (0.1.185)
 
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