Setup - Centos 5.1 64bit on dual core Xeon with VT enabled.
I'd recently installed solaris 10-1/08 on the exact same set up as above using vmware server build 63231 beta, but I made the mistake of setting the disk too small (10Gb). So, this first time I installed it, I left it over night, probably < 10 hours and it was installed perfectly and it ran quite well.
But, since resizing solaris disks is "tricky" I thought I'd try again, taking the oportunaty to upgrade to vmware server 2.0 beta 2 and I resized the vm disk to 30Gb.
Now, I've left it well over 24hours and it's still churning away :s The only things that have changed are:
a) upgrade to 2.0 beta 2
b) resizing of the disk from 10 to 3Gb
Does anyone know if the beta 2 release is significantly slower, or that the larger disk as killed the performance? It's installing from a virtual CD ISO on the host machine (only way I think you can with 2.0 beta at the moment?).
I'm not really sure what to do, but I've come this far so I might as well try and wait for it to complete. I hope the running performance is better, I was reasonably happy with the performance under build 63231
I do notice the beta 2 is build in debug mode which obviously slows it down, I'd not checked the previous version but I assume it was also debug?
any advice would be appreciated
PS: going from build 63231 to 84186 has fixed the Firefox console plugin issues for me and generally the management interface looks much better now!
FYI: this thread has been moved to the Server 2.0 Beta 2 - Performance and Scalability forum.
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