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VMware ESXi 4 supports VMI paravirtualization for 32-bit OS but not for 64-bit OS. For performance consideration, is it better to use a 32-bit Ubuntu Server guest without paravirtualization or a 64-bit one with VMI paravirtualization?

  • Hardware: Core 2 Quad, 8 GB RAM
  • Workload: Software development/testing, webserver, database
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

I just wouldn't use VMI at all as VMWare are retiring support for it this year or next - read about this HERE.

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