Balloon driver in VMWare ESX tools can cause performance issues on guest Operating Systems (Doc ID 1313634.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure - Version 3.2 to 3.4.1 [Release 3.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The Virtual Machines / Desktops hosted on VMWare shows inconsistent memory statistics with that of the base OS, and gives the impression of a memory leak (or missing memory).

This also leads to performance degradation on the guest Operating System (Solaris, Linux, etc.,)

Cause

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