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Whats the cause of VMWare esxi Ubuntu very slow disk performance (3MB/s)?

Currently I am running Zentyal Server(Ubuntu) as Guest on a esxi 5 host on a Adaptec raid controller RAID 10 with Enterprise WD hard drives, 8 Core CPU and 8 Gb of ram (I know a bit overkill) to ...
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64bit VM guest on Server 2 performance horrible if >2GB RAM

We're a software development shop, and we're experimenting with VMWare Server 2 on Windows XP Professional/32 (corporate standard, can't get away from it) with Windows 2008 x64 as guest for 64-bit ...
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VMWare Server - Writing files to virtual hard drive performance

We have just moved our infrastructure from physical servers to virtual machines. Everything is running great and we are happy with the result of the move. We have identified one problem, and that is ...
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Very poor guest performance in VMware Server 2

I'm running VMware Server 2.0.2 on my dual core Athlon server with 4 GB RAM and a RAID1 with two 400 GB SATA hard disks. This server's running three VMs at a time. The host system is a Debian 5 x64 ...
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benchmark to run against normal server and vmware

we are switching over to vmware for our server. I want to make sure no performance is lost. What type of benchmark can I run on the old server and the new vmware server to determine performance?
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Very Slow Virtual Disk I/O, LSI_SCSI Warning on P2V W2K3 64-Bit VMWare Guest

I did a P2V conversion of a production server (W2K3R2 64-bit) a while back using the VMWare conversion tool. I then installed the free VMWare Server 2.0 product on a Windows server, and am able to ...
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Throttle down CPU speed of VMWare image

Is it possible to throttle down the CPU speed of a VMWare image so that i can simulate a slow computer and test how my software works on a slow machine? Or is there any other way to do this? Im using ...
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Vmware server 2 performance?

Have you noticed any VmWare server 2 performance issues? Can it be used for less important production systems?
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Are independent persistent disks faster than dependent ones in vmware server 1?

Please can you help me compare disk types for vmware server? I know "independent nonpersistent" is slower. But what about "independent persistent" versus "dependent" (or how do you call this one?) ...