UPDATE June 6th, 11:34pm – with an even easier way to do it with no editing of vmx files.. (read for details)–
You’ve got to love the collaboration the Internet enables! So – bit of background – the Celerra VSA is relatively heavyweight – needing a fair amount of RAM, and even in large memory configurations, the GUI performance is considerably slower than a real physical Celerra – it’s a very useful (and freely available here) tool – but the slow GUI can be frustrating.
So – on the EMC support forum there was a dialog about how to optimize this (thread is here: http://forums.emc.com/forums/thread.jspa?forumID=191&threadID=116336)
One of our EMCers found a little tweaking to force hardware offload of certain hypervisor elements made a massive (think 10x) improvement.
If you want to understand how to do this on VMware Workstation 6.5 and vSphere, read on….