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I am using vmware vsphere 4.0 default install a vm with 2008 r2 . 12 gig of memory dell poweredge t110. one hard disk, 180 gig sata drive. The install process is incredibly slow, it is at 8%  expanding files and has been running about 45 mins.
This is the onl vm on the box
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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What is the speed of the single SATA drive?

The bottleneck, is probably the datastore.

You would be better using at least using two disks RAID 1, would give you better read and write performance.

Also where is the ISO cdrom, being read from?

Characterize storage performance and correct: Storage Performance Analysis and Monitoring
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I think you need 4.1 update 01 for server 2008 r2 not v4.0
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Speed of the sata drive was the issue. replaced with a faster one and install is now the same speed as usual
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thanks
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