Hope someone here can help out as I'm pulling out my hair trying to find a way to get some decent performance from my VM box. I'm running Ubuntu 9.04 64-bit with an AMD 4 Core (phenom) and 4Gb or RAM. I also have another system that is running Ubuntu 9.04 32-bit (a notebook) with 2Gb or RAM. I can run an image on the slower/older dual core notebook lightning fast and take that same image and run it on my VM server and it runs noticeably slower. To make matters worst, when I run 2 server images that I have (that I need to run with some decent performance level) they come up very slowly and can almost cause the host OS to come to a halt/run very slow. If I look at the Ubuntu perfomance monitor it doesn't show a huge load on the CPUs or more than 55-65% RAM usage but it still runs like it's about to die. So... Here are my questions:
- Are there any know issues with the setup I have that would cause such bad performance?
- Should I be running something other than VMware 2.02?
- Should I be running some other host OS?
- Is there any way to change/modify settings some place to fix this?
Thanks in advice.