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Re: FC5 VMware 5.5.2 problems



Hello Dean,


On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 13:24:22 -0700 (PDT) "Dean S. Messing" <deanm sharplabs com> wrote:

> 
> I have a problem with Shared Folders.
> I'm running the latest version of VMware.
> The host is an up-to-date FC5 and the guest is XP Pro (Service pack 2).
> XP is on a NAT network as defined by VMware.
> 
> There is clearly something amiss with this virtual switch, or whatever
> it's called (vmnet8) that is used for the NAT network and which
> connects the host to the guest.  (Note: I'm a network ignoramus so go
> easy if I'm not using the right terminology here!)
> 
> I've defined a Shared Folder under VMware over to my Windows stuff on
> Linux.  Binking into any directory in the Shared Folder takes seconds
> each time.  It is extremely slow. Also bringing up even a trivial .doc file
> takes 10 seconds or more.
> 
> I can see some traffic on the vmnet8 meter on gkrellm
> but the rate numbers are in the low low single digits (like 1 and 2).
> 
> Any clues on how to diagnose and fix?

Didn't get such behaviour here w/ the same config. Did you restart the vmware
winXP after upgrading to VMWare 5.5.2? Also try to keep only one of the three
(possible: bridged, NAT, host-only) network cards to see if one works
normally.


Regards,

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wwp

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