Federico Fuga

Engineering, Tech, Informatics & science

Vmware Player is slow under Ubuntu 16 host, Part 2.

21 Oct 2016 17:55 +0000 Linux vmware Windows
So it seems the issue I talked about some week ago, wasn't fixed. Windows is still slow, the hard disk always working at 100% load. Not so slow, because the fix explained in my previous post seems to mitigate the problem, but still slow. Since I was using many Virtual Machines on that box without any problem since longtime, well before my upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04, I guessed the problem was the kernel. Continue reading

Vmware Player is slow under Ubuntu 16 host

10 Oct 2016 17:57 +0000 Linux vmware Windows
So you just upgraded your Ubuntu box and found that all your VmWare Windows Boxes are extremely slow? The symptom is your Windows task manager showning 100% usage of your disk, and the WIndows Instrumentation showing very long lags, says, up to 2.5seconds (yes, seconds) to respond to a disk request. This makes the box practically unusable. Perhaps your vmware logs are shoing a lot of lines like scsi0:0: Command READ(10) took 2. Continue reading

Fixing problems with Ubuntu 13.04 and VmWare Tools

21 Aug 2013 09:51 +0000 Linux vmware
Installing Ubuntu on my VmWare fusion box has never been so difficult as it was last weeks, when I needed to have it ready as soon as possible. Though 12.04 LTS has been proved to be a great choice when you need a solid rock linux box, latest Ubuntu boxes are preferable, on my opinion, for development purpose. This way, switching to the latest, bleeding edge kernel hasn’t gone well for the people at VmWare. Continue reading