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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Quick guide to tweak a VM for better performance

Filed under: ESXi,Performance,Tools,vSphere (ESX),White Papers,Workstation — A. Mikkelsen @ 18:39 pm

Today i came accoss this handy little guide to boost performance of a VM.

  1. Disable the pre-logon screensaver:
    Open Regedit
    HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop
    Change the value of “ScreenSaveActive” to 0.
  2. Disable updates of the last access time attribute for your NTFS filesystem, especially for i/o intensive vm’s this is a real boost:
    Open CMD
    fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 1
  3. Disable all visual effects:
    Properties on your desktop
    Appearance -> Effects
    Disable all options.
  4. Disable mouse pointer shadow:
    Control Panel -> Mouse
    Click on the tab “pointers” and switch “enable pointer shadow” off.

A big thanks goes to Yellow Bricks – Read the full guide here

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