I'm running VMWare server 2 on Windows Server 2003. My guest system is Ubuntu 10.04 with a bridged network. I have no way of knowing for sure but the applications inside the guest seem to respond more slowly than I would expect. I have no numbers/figures to argue my case as I don't know of a suitable means of benchmarking. If in fact the system is slower than it should be I don't know where the issue is, network, disk io, etc.
Any suggestions about how I can start figuring this out and get to the bottom of it?