I find that vmhost profile 'VMware ESX - local & network storage' is the 
solution I am looking.

After set to that profile, .vmx (.vswp and .REDO as well) is created on 
the local store, and referencing the image (.vmdk) located on 

John Ma
Marist College

From:   John Ma <john...@marist.edu>
To:     vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
Cc:     vcl-user@incubator.apache.org
Date:   02/15/2011 09:30 AM
Subject:        Re: ESXi/NFS performance optimization

I am using ESXi 4.1, the free version. 

From:        Sean Dilda <s...@duke.edu> 
To:        vcl-user@incubator.apache.org 
Date:        02/14/2011 08:36 PM 
Subject:        Re: ESXi/NFS performance optimization 

Which of the VMware/ESXi provisioning modules are you using?

On 2/14/11 5:22 PM, John Ma wrote:
> Hi community,
> I have a VCL2.2 setup within a blade center, one blade (with more
> storage) is dedicated as NFS server and the rest 13 will be ESXi hosts.
> The blades are connected by BC's internal 1 Gbps ethernet.
> I already start to feel the performance pinch when only about five/six
> VM running. I think the NFS server is the bottleneck.
> Here is my question: Is there a way to make the VM save the swap and
> delta (.REDO) file on the ESXi's local datastore, so that the NFS server
> is only accessed for reading the captured image?
> Thanks,
> John Ma
> Sys Admin
> Marist College

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