vrijdag, december 01, 2006

VMware: memory reservations and swap files

I just wanted to point out that there is a strong correlation between the memory reservation and the swap file (.vswp).

By default, no reservations are made and the .vswp is created with (in our case) 2 Gb, because we allocated 2Gb to the Virtual Machine:

This reservation can be changed in the resource allocation window of a particular VM:

Once this is set to the maximum value, the .vswp file will be 0 (as shown in the screenshot below)

The size of the VM swap space .vswp file is the allocated VM RAM - the reservation.

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