Looking at optimizing my vmware server (linux host)
Found the link below and implemented the following settings in my vm's config file
MemTrimRate = “0″
sched.mem.pshare.enable = “FALSE”
MemAllowAutoScaleDown = “FALSE”
Also, found Symantec Endpoint (esp LiveUpdate) slowed things down.
Also, found that with two VM's using 2 processors, problems when the VMs were both busy. Maybe contention problems sharing the CPU?? I made both of them single processor VMs and they are running much more independent of each other and speedy.