5 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2019 2:40 AM by TonMachielsen

    What actually happens when i boot a VM? VM starting very slow.

    TonMachielsen Novice

      Fusion Professional Version 11.0.2 (10952296) on 15" 2018 MacBook Pro 32Gb mem 1TB NVMe SSD running Mojave 10.14.3

       

      Can someone explain to me what exactly happens when i boot a VM in Fusion? The reason i ask is because i notice that it takes a long time, sometimes minutes, between the moment VM shows up on the screen (black screen with large Play icon greyed out) and the moment the OS inside the VM starts booting.

      This is quite annoying if you quickly need a VM to do something rapidly or if, like me yesterday, a customer is looking over your shoulder how you set up an environment waiting for you to deliver a demo.

      Again, it takes minutes to pass from the black startup screen to the first boot messages. I think it's a Fusion issue.

       

      Config of my two main VM's:

       

      .encoding = "UTF-8"

      displayName = "Windows 7 x64"

      config.version = "8"

      virtualHW.version = "16"

      scsi0.present = "TRUE"

      scsi0.virtualDev = "lsisas1068"

      sata0.present = "TRUE"

      memsize = "2048"

      mem.hotadd = "TRUE"

      scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

      scsi0:0.fileName = "Virtual Disk.vmdk"

      sata0:1.present = "TRUE"

      sata0:1.autodetect = "TRUE"

      sata0:1.deviceType = "cdrom-image"

      sata0:1.startConnected = "FALSE"

      ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

      ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

      ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

      ethernet0.addressType = "generated"

      usb.present = "TRUE"

      ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"

      sound.present = "TRUE"

      sound.virtualDev = "hdaudio"

      sound.fileName = "-1"

      sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

      mks.enable3d = "TRUE"

      svga.graphicsMemoryKB = "1048576"

      serial0.present = "TRUE"

      serial0.fileType = "thinprint"

      pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge4.functions = "8"

      pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge5.functions = "8"

      pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge6.functions = "8"

      pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge7.functions = "8"

      vmci0.present = "TRUE"

      hpet0.present = "TRUE"

      usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "FALSE"

      tools.syncTime = "TRUE"

      guestOS = "windows7-64"

      nvram = "Windows 7 x64.nvram"

      virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

      tools.upgrade.policy = "upgradeAtPowerCycle"

      powerType.powerOff = "soft"

      powerType.powerOn = "soft"

      powerType.suspend = "soft"

      powerType.reset = "soft"

      extendedConfigFile = "Windows 7 x64.vmxf"

      numa.autosize.vcpu.maxPerVirtualNode = "1"

      numa.autosize.cookie = "10012"

      uuid.bios = "56 4d 5f 6d 39 fb 33 d8-11 27 e7 ab c0 0f 80 a4"

      uuid.location = "56 4d 00 fb c4 a8 d1 17-f2 78 a5 31 37 b1 c1 26"

      migrate.hostlog = "./Windows 7 x64-58ff889b.hlog"

      scsi0:0.redo = ""

      pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

      pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

      pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

      pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

      pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

      scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "160"

      usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"

      ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"

      sound.pciSlotNumber = "34"

      vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"

      sata0.pciSlotNumber = "37"

      scsi0.sasWWID = "50 05 05 6d 39 fb 33 d0"

      ethernet0.generatedAddress = "00:0C:29:0F:80:A4"

      ethernet0.generatedAddressOffset = "0"

      vmci0.id = "-1072725852"

      monitor.phys_bits_used = "43"

      vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "8388608"

      vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "268435456"

      softPowerOff = "TRUE"

      usb:1.speed = "2"

      usb:1.present = "TRUE"

      usb:1.deviceType = "hub"

      usb:1.port = "1"

      usb:1.parent = "-1"

      ethernet0.bsdName = "en7"

      ethernet0.displayName = "USB 10/100/1000 LAN"

      checkpoint.vmState = ""

      gui.lastPoweredViewMode = "fullscreen"

      svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware = "TRUE"

      gui.fitGuestUsingNativeDisplayResolution = "FALSE"

      tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

      toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "10"

      toolsInstallManager.lastInstallError = "0"

      gui.viewModeAtPowerOn = "fullscreen"

      isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

      hgfs.mapRootShare = "TRUE"

      hgfs.linkRootShare = "TRUE"

      sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

      sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

      sharedFolder0.readAccess = "true"

      sharedFolder0.writeAccess = "true"

      sharedFolder0.hostPath = "/Users/tmachielsen/Documents/SDK"

      sharedFolder0.guestName = "SDK"

      sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"

      sharedFolder0.shareTags = ""

      sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"

      hgfs.redirectShellFolder0.name = "documents"

      hgfs.redirectShellFolder0.enabled = "FALSE"

      hgfs.redirectShellFolder.maxNum = "1"

      proxyApps.publishToHost = "FALSE"

      vmx.buildType = "release"

      vmxnet3.serialNumberV2 = "FALSE"

      gui.exitOnCLIHLT = "TRUE"

      checkpoint.vmState.readOnly = "FALSE"

      cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

      floppy0.present = "FALSE"

      sharedFolder1.present = "FALSE"

      ehci.present = "TRUE"

      ethernet0.linkStatePropagation.enable = "TRUE"

      ethernet0.connectionType = "custom"

      ethernet0.vnet = "vmnet2"

      usb:0.present = "TRUE"

      usb:0.deviceType = "hid"

      usb:0.port = "0"

      usb:0.parent = "-1"

      ehci:0.present = "TRUE"

      ehci:0.deviceType = "video"

      ehci:0.port = "0"

      ehci:0.parent = "-1"

       

       

      And

       

      .encoding = "UTF-8"

      displayName = "ItemSense"

      config.version = "8"

      virtualHW.version = "16"

      vcpu.hotadd = "TRUE"

      scsi0.present = "TRUE"

      scsi0.virtualDev = "lsilogic"

      sata0.present = "TRUE"

      memsize = "4096"

      mem.hotadd = "TRUE"

      scsi0:0.present = "TRUE"

      scsi0:0.fileName = "Virtual Disk-000001.vmdk"

      sata0:1.present = "TRUE"

      sata0:1.fileName = "auto detect"

      sata0:1.deviceType = "cdrom-raw"

      ethernet0.present = "TRUE"

      ethernet0.virtualDev = "e1000"

      ethernet0.wakeOnPcktRcv = "FALSE"

      ethernet0.addressType = "static"

      usb.present = "TRUE"

      ehci.present = "TRUE"

      ehci.pciSlotNumber = "35"

      sound.present = "TRUE"

      sound.fileName = "-1"

      sound.autodetect = "TRUE"

      mks.enable3d = "TRUE"

      svga.graphicsMemoryKB = "786432"

      serial0.present = "TRUE"

      serial0.fileType = "thinprint"

      pciBridge0.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge4.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge4.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge4.functions = "8"

      pciBridge5.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge5.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge5.functions = "8"

      pciBridge6.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge6.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge6.functions = "8"

      pciBridge7.present = "TRUE"

      pciBridge7.virtualDev = "pcieRootPort"

      pciBridge7.functions = "8"

      vmci0.present = "TRUE"

      isolation.tools.hgfs.disable = "FALSE"

      hpet0.present = "TRUE"

      usb.vbluetooth.startConnected = "TRUE"

      tools.syncTime = "FALSE"

      guestOS = "ubuntu-64"

      nvram = "ItemSense R1.nvram"

      virtualHW.productCompatibility = "hosted"

      sharedFolder0.present = "TRUE"

      sharedFolder0.enabled = "TRUE"

      sharedFolder0.readAccess = "TRUE"

      sharedFolder0.hostPath = "/Users/tmachielsen"

      sharedFolder0.guestName = "tmachielsen"

      sharedFolder0.expiration = "never"

      sharedFolder.maxNum = "1"

      tools.upgrade.policy = "upgradeAtPowerCycle"

      powerType.powerOff = "soft"

      powerType.powerOn = "soft"

      powerType.suspend = "soft"

      powerType.reset = "soft"

      extendedConfigFile = "ItemSense R1.vmxf"

      numvcpus = "2"

      gui.lastPoweredViewMode = "fullscreen"

      uuid.bios = "56 4d f9 60 b6 38 2f 3d-47 c7 06 c1 8b 0d 25 9b"

      uuid.location = "56 4d 1f e1 98 28 33 db-00 87 7e 43 eb de 32 be"

      migrate.hostlog = "./ItemSense R1-2d9eefc7.hlog"

      scsi0:0.redo = ""

      pciBridge0.pciSlotNumber = "17"

      pciBridge4.pciSlotNumber = "21"

      pciBridge5.pciSlotNumber = "22"

      pciBridge6.pciSlotNumber = "23"

      pciBridge7.pciSlotNumber = "24"

      scsi0.pciSlotNumber = "16"

      usb.pciSlotNumber = "32"

      ethernet0.pciSlotNumber = "33"

      sound.pciSlotNumber = "34"

      vmci0.pciSlotNumber = "36"

      sata0.pciSlotNumber = "37"

      vmci0.id = "-1962072677"

      monitor.phys_bits_used = "43"

      vmotion.checkpointFBSize = "4194304"

      vmotion.checkpointSVGAPrimarySize = "268435456"

      softPowerOff = "FALSE"

      usb:1.speed = "2"

      usb:1.present = "TRUE"

      usb:1.deviceType = "hub"

      usb:1.port = "1"

      usb:1.parent = "-1"

      svga.guestBackedPrimaryAware = "TRUE"

      sata0:1.startConnected = "false"

      sata0:1.autodetect = "TRUE"

      tools.remindInstall = "FALSE"

      toolsInstallManager.updateCounter = "2"

      toolsInstallManager.lastInstallError = "21004"

      gui.viewModeAtPowerOn = "fullscreen"

      ethernet0.bsdName = "en7"

      ethernet0.displayName = "USB 10/100/1000 LAN"

      ethernet0.address = "00:0C:29:C6:4E:F3"

      checkpoint.vmState.readOnly = "FALSE"

      checkpoint.vmState = "ItemSense R1-2d9eefc7.vmss"

      gui.exitOnCLIHLT = "TRUE"

      cleanShutdown = "TRUE"

      vmxnet3.serialNumberV2 = "FALSE"

      ethernet0.connectionType = "custom"

      sata0:0.present = "FALSE"

      floppy0.present = "FALSE"

      ethernet0.vnet = "vmnet2"

      ethernet0.linkStatePropagation.enable = "TRUE"

      usb:0.present = "TRUE"

      usb:0.deviceType = "hid"

      usb:0.port = "0"

      usb:0.parent = "-1"

      ehci:0.present = "TRUE"

      ehci:0.deviceType = "video"

      ehci:0.port = "0"

      ehci:0.parent = "-1"