Worried about Virtual Machine Performance? These 10 Simple Steps to Speed up Mac OS X Performance in VMware. These steps also used for VMware Player. If you don’t know about VMware tweaks and it’s importance, this post will show you the importance of VMware tweaks.
How to Speed up Mac OS X Performance in VMware?
Here is too many options are available to Speed up VMware than VirtualBox. The following methods can be apply in VMware console mode(not applicable inside guest OS). These two easy can improve virtual machine performance.
Ways to Speed up Mac OS X Performance
- Just Configure your Virtual machine in VMware.
- Follow the tweaks inside Guest OS (20+ Steps to Speed up Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 Performance).
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10 Steps to Speed up Mac OS X Performance in VM
You can Speed up the performance of your Virtual Machine with help of VMware tweaks. Follow the instruction given below to speed up Mac OS X performance in VM.
1) Check out Hardware Allocation
If your system’s memory size is too small then first-of-all if your computer support then increase the memory size and processor cores for better performance of your guest operating system. Set the allocating memory for your guest user as needy and without considering host usage set processor cores to maximum.
2) Now Allocate your system’s Disk Space
It’s time to allocate disk space of your guest machine if your freely transfer data from host machine to guest. At the time of transferring the data to guest machine expanding storage option might slow down your systems disk performance. Instant need to increase virtual disk size.
3) Delete all unworthy Snapshots Now & Speed up Mac OS X
If in your computer you have saved Snapshot in many disk rather than one original file then you must know that more Snapshot contain more disk files and a large number of disk files cover more and more disk space. For this problem better to delete useless Snapshots and merge with original disk file. By this method you will be able to improve your virtual Machine’s disk performance. More here.
4) Speed up VMware By Defragment Disk File:
We are not going to defragment inside guest OS. We can defragment only the virtual disk files from VMware console the purpose is to compact and fragment data in VMDK file. I’m sure this method will save much disk access time.
5) Now just install Latest VMware Tools in your Virtual Machine:
If you haven’t installed Latest VMware Tools in your Virtual Machine or in VM player yet, then it’s time to install the latest VMware tools in both workstation and also in VM Player. Because VMware Tools can speed up the network speed to 1 GB, improve display performance of VM player, also speed up transferring files between host and guest VM.
Also it will solve Mouse related issues and work like a Power Booster in improvement of virtual machine’s performance. For better performance VMware always recommend to run VM in full screen.
6) How 64Bit OS can Speed up Virtual Machine Performance?
For better understand suppose your Virtual Machine supports 64bit architecture, then you must not install 32Bit software inside guest Operating System. It means if your VM supports 64 bit architecture then you must install 64Bit software in guest OS only. As only 64Bit Guest will give you best performance in both VMware workstation and also in VM Player.
7) How to Access Virtual Machine via Remote Display?
As my experience access virtual machines via Windows remote desktop is the best way to control guest VM instead of direct console views. By this you will permission to start your guest OS in headless mode and can easy access via remote display. Remote Display will reduce other resources load for both host and guest Virtual machines. For more visit here –
8) How Save and Play Option Can Speed up Virtual Machine Performance?
In VM player save and play option can save your much time instead of shutting down and starting every time. You should save and resume your VMs because resuming VM works more faster than starting a VM from beginning.
9) By Keeping Your Virtual Disk Files in Non-Busy Disks
You can also improve virtual machine’s performance by keeping virtual disk in high speed physical disk instead of busy disk. Best performing tips for multiple running virtual machines. You must Keep all VMDK files in non busy high speed disks.
10) How to Improve Performance of Virtual Machine From Guest OS
If you are using all above simple method you will be able to speed up your Vmware performance inside VM.