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How big is the performance loss in running a Debian server via VM Workstation under Windows Server 2003 [closed]

I have been using VM Workstation for a while, hobby projects mostly. However, now I'd like to build a drupal-based image DB system, and this legacy Win2003 is the only server available. There are ...
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Windows 8 x64 with VMWare Workstation or inside ESXi [closed]

I need to run several virtual machines on a core i7-920 box with 12GB or RAM and a 256GB SSD to host the VMs. It also has a Highpoint RocketRaid 2720SGL RAID controller with a 12TB RAID 5 array. I ...
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VMWare performance for a build server - awful or wrong tests?

We are looking into virtualizing our C++ Build server(s). The main reason being that our current toolchain that we use in addition to the build itself in Visual Studio only runs properly on Windows ...
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Performance Impact of Virtualization

I know that modern virtualization has minimal CPU impact. What about I/O? What about GUI work? I'm asking specifically for VMware Workstation (Windows Host) and VMWare ESXi; Linux guest. Edit: I'd ...
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VMWare Workstation virtual vs physical disk?

I recently started playing with VM and saw that I have 2 options when creating a VM, I can use a Virtual Disk or a Physical Disk. I belive using the physical disk would be faster and better and I ...
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VMware 7: Processors vs Cores

I just bought a shiny new copy of VMware Workstation 7... and I noticed some new options for processors: Number of processors & number of cores. I'm running VMware on an i7 Quad core. How do ...
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How to improve performance?

I have installed Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 on a VM in VMWare Workstation. I RDP to this VM/sever via Vista (my host OS) but the performance of the server is a little choppy. It is usable but could be ...