Hi, hoping someone can help confirm if what I'm seeing is within expected ranges.
I have ESXi 5.1 build 1065491 running on a pretty fast desktop. The exact same plain jane Windows 8.0 VM has these boot times to the login screen, starting from a powered off state:
NFS fileshare off NAS device - 6 mins, 11 secs
Local single SATA HDD - 42 secs
Shouldn't a VM on my NFS share be a little speedier?
Here's the details of my setup
- I7 proc
- 32GB mem
- Intel 82574L Gigabit NIC
Cat6 cable going to gigabit switch
Netgear ReadyNAS 104 NAS device
- 2 x 2TB 5400 RPM HDD, in a RAID 1 (mirror) config
- 2 x Gigabit NICs
2 x Cat6 cables going from NAS to same switch desktop is plugged into
Cables and switch tested for performance by using iperf utility and calculating throughput by measuring between 2 other PCs.
Are my expectations reasonable, or am I having some sort of issue or misconfig?