Friday, November 5, 2010

Fixing poor video performance on ESX 4.1

Apparently there is some kind of bug for ESX 4.1... windows 2008 servers have terrible console video performance on the new platform, regardless of updating the vmware tools. The quick fix for that one is to go into device manager and replace the drivers on the display adapter. Specify your own drivers, browse to c:\program files\common files\vmware\drivers\wddm_video\ and specify the vm3d driver in there. Reboot and voila, console performance returns.

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