in "Beta2 boot slow" discussion rbosch suggested: "did you try going to "Configure VM > Advanced" and disabling "Record runtime information"?"
And also have you updated the vmware tools? did you updated the kernels of the guests after the last update of vmware tools? If yes did you rerun vmware-tools-config.sh of Linux guests?
With all the guests, I have disabled (unchecked) the "Record runtime information" and "Unable logging". With one of the linux guests I checked the "Support VMI Paravirtualisation" but it didnt seem to make any difference.
With the VMware tools. All 3 Linux guests are running VM hardware v6 and the latest tools (vmware-config-tools) was run after the latest tools was installed.
The Windows guest however, is running VM hardware v3 and an old VMwareTools (most likely from 1.0.3). So its interesting that it is only using 1% CPU and the others are using considerable more.
Do you think this is related?
The linux guests CPU usage seemed to be related to the 1000HZ tick problem. I updated to 2.6.18-53.1.4 and added divider=10 to the boot option, which has bought down the average CPU to around 1-4% when idle. Im seeing loadavg < 1 now for my 5 running VM guests...