I’m setting up a server at home with Ubuntu and KVM running a number of Windows guests. The host OS and
swap reside on an SSD while the VMs are placed on a zraid2 storage volume on mechanical disks. The host has 32GB RAM and I want to be prepared for committing (or overcommitting) a lot of RAM to the VMs.
Should I set up the Windows guests without
pagefiles and instead let the host’s virtual memory take care of this in one large
Or is it better to configure each Windows guest with its own
pagefile? Possibly mount these
pagefiles on the SSD?