[CentOS] VMWare ESXi & CentOS5.4

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 18:36:03 UTC 2010

On 2/5/2010 12:25 PM, Michael Dross wrote:
> I have recently installed ESXi4 on a new HP DL380 G6 with 12GB of memory.
> I am running CentOS 5.4 and CentOS 4.8.  A few things I have learned.
> First, for best I/O performance you should use the Vmware Paravirtualized
> storage controller driver. It's a little bit of a hassle setting it up.
> You just have to remake the initrd file. This will give about 10% better
> disk I/O than using the other emulated controllers.

Does this happen by itself if you've installed vmware tools in the guest 
and then get a kernel update that triggers an initrd rebuild or do you 
have to do something to specify the right module to include?

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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