How to improve disk I/O performances with VMware Workstation | virtualization.info

After doing some research in tweaking a slow performing VMware Workstation guest OS I came up with this concise and well written resource (although dated the content is still relevant).

How to improve disk I/O performances with VMware Workstation

 

Even on a 2 GB RAM workstation (as mine) VMware virtual machines can run slowly. Too slowly sometimes.

This can depend on a large amount of factors but we can reduce the number to 4 critical issues:

  1. Antivirus real-time protection
  2. HostOS disk fragmentation
  3. Memory trimming
  4. Page sharing

…link below is full article with implementation steps

How to improve disk I/O performances with VMware Workstation | virtualization.info

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