Some performance tips for VMware Workstation users

VMware is not fast at the best of times, here are some basic tips to make sure its not slower than it needs to be:

  1. Make sure that AV on access scanners exclude .vmdk .vmem and probably .iso files as well
  2. Store VM’s on a separate partition, preallocate disk space if you can and schedule a daily defragmentation
  3. Add MemTrimRate=0 and sched.mem.pshare.enable=FALSE  to your .VMX file provided you are not short of host memory

More details of the rationalle for these recommendations can be found in this article.

Steve Richards

I'm retired from work as a business and IT strategist. now I'm travelling, hiking, cycling, swimming, reading, gardening, learning, writing this blog and generally enjoying good times with friends and family

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