windows, vmware, linux and whatever else confuses me…

virtual machines running sluggish? this was my fix…

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I started noticing that one of my virtuals was running extremely “sluggish”. Everything from the start menu to the server manager would take forever to load…including drop down menus ect. Come to find out, the optical drive (which can be disconnected anytime via esxi) was causing the problem. Apparently you cannot have more than (1) virtual machine sharing the optical drive. So sure enough I disabled the optical drive in this VM and it starting running fine again!

Thanks Mark (at work) for the help

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Written by thlnk3r

April 23, 2010 at 04:14

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. Oh wow. Who knew something like an optical drive could cause something like that. I definitely need to read up on virtuals; I know nothing about them.

    txtmstrjoe

    April 23, 2010 at 04:33


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