Proxmox Host and Guest Freeze on High Guest IO


New Member
Aug 26, 2023
I have a Windows guest (Windows Server 2022, also happened on 2019) with:
80GB of memory (Host has 128)
30 processors (2 sockets, out of 32 total)
SCSI Hard Disk Attached (ZFS RAID 0 was configured on install, not after)
Network Speed of ~20MB/s

The guest works beautifully with everything else except high disk usage (or that's what I believe it is), such as downloading a file, updating using SteamCMD, or transferring file over network.
As soon as I do any of those things, the guest and host become near unresponsive, and I just have to wait for the download to finish.
I'm not sure what to do here. If I can supply any configurations or logs, I'll be happy to help.
Thank y'all for anything and everything!
Seagate Constellation ES 1 TB 7200RPM 6 Gb/s SATA 64MB Cache 3.5 Inch Internal Bare Drive (ST1000NM0011)
2 of those

And even a 2 second download will still block.


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