Why does my Avg Disk Write / Sec counter keep climbing?

There have been a number of issues with time in W2k3 guests, the first of which was covered in http://blogs.msdn.com/tvoellm/archive/2008/06/05/negative-ping-times-in-windows-vm-s-whats-up.aspx .  The first issue involved negative ping times. A recent issue has come up around performance counters reporting huge disk write times that did not correspond with how the Virtual Machines was actually behaving.  it…

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