I have installed ubuntu 12.04 32bit on Vmware esxi 5 update 1.
The virtual machine is: 2 core, 4 GB RAM, 64 MB VGA.
Still the vm is very very slow (with and without the vmware tools) . What could be causing this?
I didn't write the specs of the server since it is really powerful, and not really doing a lot currently, all other machines (some windows and some linux redhat) work great.
By slow, I mean everything is slow, login, any UI action, anything I do is slow. Moving the mouse is slow, right click takes about 5 secs to appear. Except that booting is really fast. If I should test something specific, let me know.
The physical servers specs:
I am on 2 servers connected with vsphere each:
- 2 CPUs with 16 physical cores/ 32 logical core
- 32 GB RAM
I have tried to use Unity 2D instead of the default. but nothing changed. I tried using only one core not 2 as someone suggested but nothing changed.
I thought I have all vmware tools installed, but checking the additional drivers, told me I have an additional driver not activated, so I did activate it.
I have also downloaded gnome classic.
Both these changes made the vm a bit better. Still the UI is lagging and too slow. The processing itself is good however.