I have set up a kvm/qemu virtual machine on my home server (Ubuntu Server 12.04). My host system is installed on a small SSD but the image for the vm (virtual disk file) is saved on a classic HDD. Since I run that vm the HDD doesn't seem to stop spinning and I can also hear the heads jumping every few seconds. Is there a way to reduce this access? My guest system is also an Ubuntu Server 12.04 with swap disabled. It has 1536 MB current allocation and 2048 maximum allocation. Host has 4GB RAM.
Here is the
/etc/fstab of the guest system (without the default comment block):
proc /proc proc nodev,noexec,nosuid 0 0 /dev/mapper/integration-root / ext4 errors=remount-ro 0 1 # /boot was on /dev/sda1 during installation UUID=1cea0a98-2d6b-4338-b33c-f3aa76819c35 /boot ext2 defaults 0 2