Does VMWare Fusion negatively affect system performance?
VMware Fusion v3.0.1
One vm for Windows XP, converted and recently expanded the disk size.
Mac OS X 10.5.8, 2 x 3 GHz dual-core intel xeon machine.
Immediately after booting, and before VMware Fusion is launched, the Activity Monitor shows eight processes associated with "vm". What caught my eye is the duplicates: netifup and dhcpd.
I noticed this while trying to re-establish network connectivity after the upgrade to 3.0.1. I am not sure when the network connection was clobbered, so I cannot say it happend during the upgrade.
Is eight processes typcial? I expect about six, as listed in other notes and documents on the web site.
Could this be related to the failure to connect to the network?