[GRLUG] VMware question

Ben Rousch brousch at orthicomp.com
Tue Jun 20 16:05:10 EDT 2006

I am running Ubuntu Breezy on Win2k3 Server via VMWare Server 1.0 and WinXP on 
Kubuntu Dapper via VMWare Server 1.0. In both cases everything except 
graphics runs nearly as fast in the guest as on the host. The guest does not 
use a lot of CPU when it is idle, but if you are running a big process in the 
guest it will slow down the host and vice versa. I suppose you can tune that 
behavior with nice if it is an issue. I have more trouble with RAM, since you 
have to allocate a set amount of RAM for the guest to use. When the guest 
starts swapping, oh boy does it get slow!

On Monday 19 June 2006 09:43, Jason Pliml wrote:
> What is the overhead of running VMware?  I am looking at running VMware on
> a server so I can run two cloned debian instances, but I'm wondering how
> much CPU and memory will be consumed by the underlying VM process.
> Thanks,
> Jason
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