[CentOS] Slow CentOS VM when running off the network

Geoff Galitz geoff at galitz.org
Tue Jun 16 18:38:25 UTC 2009

Are you running VMWare Workstation or Server?  I am running VMWare
Workstation under MS Vista with a bunch of Centos guest VMs.  I noticed that
when my Vista host network connection changes state (becomes unavailable or
becomes available for any reason) that the VMWare software switch has real
trouble.  I often lose my ability to DHCP, for example.  Or perhaps DNS is
impacted. It is my feeling that their networking code is just not very

Would using shared folders be a viable alternative?


Geoff Galitz
Blankenheim NRW, Germany

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