Virtualization Quirks, Timeouts
Posted on 2009-07-08
As a preface, let me start by mentioning that its not about the software we have running in a virtual machine, or anything - everything is under very low stress and practically just for testing purposes, or development purposes. All stuff will be moved over to ESXI, in the mean time, we have two virtual machines - one on my personal desktop which I am doing some development on, and its for apache, mysql on windows xp so I can easily do some php development on it.
The other one being a vmware server running a virtual machine with sharepoint -
Both virtual servers have the same problem, but are on different machines -
Sometimes, for no apparent reason the virtual server times out - a quick refresh and its working immediately, so I may be using IE or firefox and load up the web server from either virtual machine, and it times out for just a snap - I refresh it, and bam, its back to normal
One is on birdged networking on my local work station.
Its not a big deal, and we have other production things running on other virtual machines that are in moderate use, these two were just test environments with little load, and it keeps timing out!
Any ideas? Is this normal, is there anything I can look out for -