Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I wish to know If I am using 2 VM instance on the same setup and I wish to use heavy data flow between the VMs is there any possibility that I get the Timeout (let say I having one timer on the sending end which stops on getting the ack.)

I vague question is How network works in VM . I hope I am clear with the question.

share|improve this question

migrated from Feb 9 '10 at 6:41

This question came from our site for professional and enthusiast programmers.

Hello, welcome to Super User. Your question has been migrated here, where it is more adapted. To regain ownership over your question, you should create an account here, and associate it with your Stack Overflow account in user options. – Gnoupi Feb 9 '10 at 8:30

Networking is achieved through a virtual switch. Here's a full explanation about how VMWare does it:

share|improve this answer

Well, the physical memory you have on that box is the limitation of how the data flow works, since transferring is done within the memory of the host OS.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.