VMware Windows Page File Best Practices

Vmware Vm Windows Page Files

There are two key best practices about VMware VM Windows page files (swap files).

Step 1:

I’ve found for optimum performance, it’s best to allow Windows to manage the page file. (seeĀ illustration)

Step 2:

I’ve also found it’s best to configure ESX to store the page files in a shared data-store so when VMs are vMotioned the page file is not copied to the new location. This reduces the time during the vMotion process. Read aboutĀ VMware SWAP File.

Read more aboutĀ Storing a virtual machine swap file in VMware KBĀ 1004082.

This is also a VMware Health Check best practice.

Bonus Tip:

Your Turn:

Do you have a VMware Windows Page file best practice you would like to share, please comment…


  1. Steve Moore
  2. Steve Moore

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