VMWare Server hangs

By hanekwj ·

I have installed VMWare server on a Lenovo TD100 with Xeon Dual Core 1.86Ghz, 6GB RAM, 2x1TB HDD.

I am running two logical and one physical machines, so I have split the RAM equaly amoungst them giving each machine 2GB RAM. According to Microsoft, Server 2008 Standard can operate on 512MB RAM so 2GB should be enough?

The virtual machines hangs all the time. Is this because of the RAM or is this some software issue with VMWare Server

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If the VM hangs all the time

by robo_dev In reply to VMWare Server hangs

I would first make sure there are no hardware issues, such as some faulty memory.

Next I would look closely at all the bios, firmware, and drivers on the server, making sure nothing is out-of-date or corrupted.

Any error messages, log files, or any other clues??

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RAM allocation

by hanekwj In reply to If the VM hangs all the t ...

Thanks for getting back to me...

I changed the RAM allocation to the machines, the machine that I am actively working on has 4GB of RAM and the one that is "idle" (not working on console/not installing sofware, roles or services) has 1GB and is seems to work, I can install software on the active machine without hitch but theres is a spike in ram utilization while i am installing even basic services. Based on this I will, increase the RAM on the host to 20 GB from the current 6 GB so that I can allocate more RAM to each machine. I will need to do this as I plan to add 2 more virtual machines on this configuration so I will have to provide 5x 4GB (I will give eache machine 4GB RAM) I will launch a deeper investigation as you suggested on monday.

I am unable to make the second virtual machine (DBServer) join the other virtual machine (ADServer) using "bridged" notwork connections can you help?

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by seanferd In reply to RAM allocation

You can always allocate more virtual RAM. However, you may need to make sure that there is enough physical RAM allocated to the host OS. (Not sure how this works with Server - I may be making things up.)

Using a virtual bridge between two VMs - did you install all the necessary VMWare tools in the VMs you have created, and configure properly prior to building?

I cannot offer any more than these generic ideas.

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