VMware Guest Fighting For Disk Access . . .

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September 5, 2010 at 06:08:28
Specs: Linux Mint / Vista, 3.40 GHz / 2048 DDRM
Hello I have A MAJOR problem here . I am using VMware Player On Vista And I am Noticing VERY SLOW read and access on the virtual disk . I think Vista Isn't Sharing The Hdd . . . lol . . . Cause I am Hearing Very Loud Noise From my hdd . Can I do Something About This . Cause I can't buy a new hdd !

CPU : Intel Dual-Core 3.40GHZ
Memory: 2 GB DDRM
Video Card: Nvida 9500 GT
Sound : SoundMAX Onboard
OS: Vista


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#1
September 5, 2010 at 06:27:06
First of all, we are in the Linux Forum here, not in the Vista Forum.

VMware creates a file for the virtual HDD unless you created a VM that uses physical HDD.
This file for the virtual HDD is used everytime, the VM reads or writes files.
So there is nothing to share from Vista to the VM.

You may check the amount of memory, granted to the VM.
If you granted to much memory for VMs, Vista needs to swap parts of the OS to the pagefile, which is quite slow, compared to the RAM in your machine.
If Vista again needs parts, swapped out to the pagefile, wihile the VM is running, it takes a long time and the HDD jumps from the VM HDD file to the pagefile, again back to the VM HDD a.s.o.

This may cause the loud noice, you noticed.

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#2
September 5, 2010 at 06:53:33
But i gave the linux guest 812 mb of ram and i have 2gb ram total . . . That's plenty ram for vista . . . About 700 mb for vista . And i'm not running any background programs . hmh . . .

CPU : Intel Dual-Core 3.40GHZ
Memory: 2 GB DDRM
Video Card: Nvida 9500 GT
Sound : SoundMAX Onboard
OS: Vista


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#3
September 5, 2010 at 06:58:03
Ok, so when you notice the loud noice from your HDD, look at the TaskManager and sort the processes by CPU usage.
Then look, which process cosumes the most of the CPU power.
This may give you a hint on where to search for a solution.

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#4
September 5, 2010 at 07:06:07
Ok In the Processes Tab the System IDLE Process Uses The Most CPU usually 80%
And The One That Use's The Most RAM Is SvHOST.exe and my anti-virus. Hmh. .. System Idle Process Using All That Power O_o . But When I look At Performance I See CPU at 8% to 47% .

CPU : Intel Dual-Core 3.40GHZ
Memory: 2 GB DDRM
Video Card: Nvida 9500 GT
Sound : SoundMAX Onboard
OS: Vista


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#5
September 5, 2010 at 07:23:21
System Idle process is similar to "have a break" for the computer.
The higher System Idle process, the less the computer is stressed.

But, is you only run the VM, what does the Anti-Virus do?
Does your Antivirus software also scan the *.vmdk (virtuall HDD)?
If so, that makes no sense and the vmdk files should be excluded from live scanning.

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#6
September 5, 2010 at 08:56:38
Actully My anti-virus only scans every day at 6:00 PM so this is at 10:54 Am So yah . . . I know i should do live cleaning but IT'S FROM MICROSOFT . Any Way Can I limit or stop vista from using the PF . Or Maybe I should delete the PF. *EVIL LAUAGING* lol

CPU : Intel Dual-Core 3.40GHZ
Memory: 2 GB DDRM
Video Card: Nvida 9500 GT
Sound : SoundMAX Onboard
OS: Vista


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#7
September 5, 2010 at 08:57:30
Hmm . . . The Higher The Number The Less Stress . . . Microsoft Should Flip That .

CPU : Intel Dual-Core 3.40GHZ
Memory: 2 GB DDRM
Video Card: Nvida 9500 GT
Sound : SoundMAX Onboard
OS: Vista


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#8
September 5, 2010 at 09:19:28
99 percent System Idle.
The system is going to be bored :-)

Starting from 100 percent System Idle, every running process will cut off some of the System Idle percentage, so at the bottom line, System Idle (percentage) plus all the other process percentages will give 100 percent.


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#9
September 5, 2010 at 11:22:24
Ok any ways . What things on vista use the hdd alot(NOT PF)

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#10
September 5, 2010 at 14:08:12
You may find more info as to what is going on using the performance monitor in Vista. It would have ways to find detailed information as to what is going on.

As a rule I have never heard of any "fight" between the two. On thing is if you used the vmplayer tools. Another is defrag on the host.

As to cpu times it has little to do with hard drive access. Use perfmon and see hard drive.

Also be sure your system is a supported hardware platform. While VM's work ok on non-supported systems they do go slower.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?


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