Virtualization provides benefits of running multiple OS, however sometimes raises challenges of performance depending on the resources available. Here are some quick settings to boost performance.
Need to run VMware on a desktop with at least a Dual Core 2 configuration, 4GB RAM and ample diskspace for VMWare image.
Generic Practice, here is how to do.
Fit all virtual VMEM into reserved host.
Disable Software Updates
Disable automatic upgrade of VMWare tools
Remove unnecessary devices (like floppy, cdrom, and others)
Disable memory page trimming
Finally add the below parameters into .vmx file
sched.mem.pshare.enable = “FALSE”
To learn more about which paramaters you may need, visit http://www.sanbarrow.com/vmx.html
Hope this helps to improve the vmware a little 🙂