VM extremely slow after upgrade to macOS 10.14.6

Currently there is this mega thread VM became extremely slow after upgraded to macOS 10.14.6

2019/08/26: Apple just released a fix for this problem, see also https://www.macrumors.com/2019/08/26/apple-tvos-watchos-macos-software-updates/ So far the reports in the mega thread are positive. “It’s solved on Apple 10.4.6 supplemental update build 18G85.”

2019/08/09: VMware has pushed out an update that mitigates the issue when your VM is encrypted. More details by VMware employee ksc (at the bottom). Note that this does not yet fix all issues!

2019/08/02: There’s an update from VMware .. see at the end of the post.

The latest update from apple for macOS 10.14 (and macOS 10.15) changed something in such a way that Virtual Machines running under VMware Fusion 11 now suffer serious performance problems. So much so that using those VMs becomes very hard to impossible.

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Notes on securing Meltdown and Spectre

Now that the dust is slightly starting to settle It became clear to me that there’s an enormous amount of information and confusion out there. I have read a lot of websites in order to get a clear picture and being able to get all of my hosts and Virtual Machines patched. While not completely done yet, here’s my collection of links and some answers on questions that I see asked often. This is a live document and will be updated with notes relevant for patching. Last update 2018/01/29 Continue reading “Notes on securing Meltdown and Spectre”

I am doing another webinar with vKernel for DABCC

Well I must have done some good, as I am back by popular demand, for one night only.  I am joing Bryan Semple the CMO of vKernel to revisit our discussion on how to increase efficiency in your virtualization environments.

So without further ado, please find below a link to register for the session,  it should be fun

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Windows VM Page File Policies

Every once in a while people will ask why their VM is not performing well.

Well there are many areas where you can look, at the host level, for example by adding more memory to the host or by looking at the guest level.  Today, we are going to focus at the guest level and focus in particular on the usage of Page Files in Windows guests. Continue reading “Windows VM Page File Policies”