Category Archives: Workstation

Guest warning after upgrade to vSphere 4.1

After we upgraded to vSphere 4.1, the SCSI adaptor of all our WINXP guests changed from LSI Logic Parallel  to BusLogic Parallel. This change should normally not create any warnings or problems it VMware Tools are up to date. But after the upgrade all our WINXP guests got the following warning when powered on in… Read More »

Quick guide to tweak a VM for better performance

Today i came accoss this handy little guide to boost performance of a VM. Disable the pre-logon screensaver: Open Regedit HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop Change the value of “ScreenSaveActive” to 0. 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… Read More »

Adding a shared disk in Workstation 6.0

Edit and add the following to the VMX file : scsi1.present = “TRUE” scsi1.virtualDev = “lsilogic” scsi1.sharedBus = “virtual” disk.locking = “false” scsi1:0.present = “TRUE” scsi1:0.fileName = “Shared.vmdk” Notice that the SCSI target is 1:0 and not 0:1 After this you should be able share the disk between 2 VM’s.