I have a couple of vm's running on windows server 2008 and since they are set up to build work project at 3am it seems the memory they use is getting paged to disk and taking for ever to start up when i log back into them. Is there any way to stop the os paging vmware?
There is an option in settings (memory) that allows you to select how vm workstation swaps ram to page file. After disabling this the vm's became so much more responsive.
If neither of these article help there are some other last resort things you can try:
- remove the guests page file ( note that that action might make them run out of memory)
- increase the reserve on the host
- lastly you could delete the hosts page file. I would do this as a last resort as if it really pagefaults that much it's likely you are using up more ram than you physically have, in which case you would run out of memory.