The Linux servers are running on some VMWare ESX systems (guessing, I'm just user). These systems don't have the disks directly attached: they perform everything on a virtual disk that is actually a file on a NAS.
The Linux system is configured with one disk drive
/dev/sda split into three partitions (
swap partition is actually used as swap space for the system. But it is actually on the network, not on local hard drive. Given the poor latency of the network, what's the point of having a
swap partition for the system on the disk that is virtualized and distant?
This looks to me as plain stupid.
Any hint from more experienced virtualization specialists?