Noticed that despite the fact that one of my VM’s (Win2k8, 64Bit) was configured with 2Gb Ram and 2 CPU cores the performance, even while idle, was not as expected. It was sluggish and so unresponsive that the snap-in loader timed out all the time. This was very frustrating, I increased the RAM, Pagefile, name it but still the same issue.
So I decided to allocate just one CPU core. The performance has increased significantly. I’m going to investigate what the issue was, maybe the guest OS’s were starving the host? I will delve deeper in another post.