I did already search the forum extensively, but could not resolve the problem.
Here are the spec's:
Compiler performance is terrible. It takes about 3 - 6 times longer to compile the same sources inside the VM.
\- VMWare 6.0
\- Host OS: XP 64 bit SP1
\- Guest OS: tried both XP 32 and XP 64 bits (SP2/SP1).
(64 seems even worse)
\- Host RAM: 3 GB
\- Guest RAM: tried 1 - 2 GB
\- CPU: AMD Sempron64, 2.1 GhZ
\- VM configuration: everything standard. hdd expandable, IDE, 30 GB,
in 2GB slices. No USB, no floppy, tried with and without CDROM
Compiled xxx.cpp in Host: 10 seconds.
Compiled xxx.cpp in Guest: 50 seconds.
I want to remark, the Software configs in Host and Guest are very much
Has anyone experiences with VS2005 performance issues inside the VM ?
Where are the files - is this over shared folders?
Shared folders are not particularly fast, networked filesystems will go faster, or keep a local copy of files that isn't accessed over shared folders.
My suspicion is that it's the filesystem access time, not cl.exe itself.