RAMDisk Usage in a vSphere Environment

I had some folks from our .NET development team come to me with a problem today - their ASP.NET code was taking forever to recompile after updates to the code base. But these guys are cool - they came with a proposed solution (most people who grace my office door are simply dropping off problems). Their solution? A RAMDisk mounted in a VMware Windows guest.  I give them credit for a novel approach, but I could see some issues: What would happen if the balloon driver kicked in and demanded the memory the RAMDisk was running on? A reservation would get around the balloon driver issue, but … [Read more...]