Make virtual machines faster?
Posted on 2015-01-12
I'm running a sandbox VMware setup. the Host machine is an AMD based 6-core with 32GB of RAM. I've got 4-6 virtual machines going. I'm trying to tweak for max performance.
1. I'm assuming that ultimately, disk I/O is going to be the bottleneck. If I move half the VM's to a different physical hard drive, will it speed up performance dramatically? I can't afford SSD drives, but even with a conventional drive, it should matter, correct?
2. Are there any other tips that might dramatically enhance performance?
Thanks in advance.