Making VMs faster in VMWare

A tip from a colleague – to prevent VMs swapping memory to disk (to reduce the VM’s own footprint) add the falling line to the bottom of the VMX file.

mainMem.useNamedFile = "FALSE"

I make no claims about it’s safety – but it did seem to stop the disk thrashing. That normally happened a bit – even when I had plenty of memory free.

Making VMs faster in VMWare

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