Tuesday, February 5, 2008

VMWare Server (Guests very slow)

If you are having trouble with guest machines being slow it could be because they don't have any shared memory setup. Make sure you have /dev/shm setup with tmpfs and at least half your physical memory mounted. Then add tmpDirectory="/dev/shm" to your /etc/vmware/config file and restart vmware. (Full directions at above link).

I've also found that staying close to the recommend memory settings in guests is better than adding more memory.

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