VMware® Workstation 16 Pro 16.2.4 on a Ubuntu 22.04 Host

Written by James McDonald

October 4, 2022

I am running VMWare Workstation 16.2.4 Pro on Ubuntu 22.04

  • Host Video Card: VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208B [GeForce GT 710] (rev a1)
  • Host CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor
  • VM’s are hosted on a 1TB NVMe disk
lspci -k | grep -EA3 'VGA|3D|Display'
29:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208B [GeForce GT 710] (rev a1)
        Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. GK208B [GeForce GT 710]
        Kernel driver in use: nvidia
        Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau, nvidia_drm, nvidia

Performance Improvement 1: (only if you have enough RAM)

Select “Fit all virtual machine memory into reserved host RAM”, Makes the guest snappier and more responsive.

Performance Improvement 2: (This is a work-a-round for grabby and frozen keyboard and mouse imput I have observed with Ubuntu 22.04 Host containing Nvidia Graphics Driver and a Windows 10 Enterprise guest)

With the VM shutdown open settings => Display and uncheck “Accelerate 3D graphics”. The keyboard / mouse input freezing then went away.

Host CPU: AMD Ryzen 9 3900X 12-Core Processor

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