Do Hyper-V virtual Windows 7 desktops need a pagefile?
Posted on 2015-01-22
We have (35) Windows 7 virtual desktops running across (4) Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V hosts (running on a SAN). These are a mix of 32 and 64 bit workstations. The 32 bit workstations are maxed out at 4 GB RAM The 64 bit workstations are set at 8 GB. My question is, can I do away with the pagefile on these VMs and gain performance (or lessen the I/O on the SAN)? If I can't, is it better, as I've read in other places, to create a small (4-8 GB) new VHD and put the pagefile on that drive? Or, leave it as is and not mess with this?