I'm running a Host OS of Windows 8.1 with VMWare Workstation v10 and a Guest OS of Ubuntu 13.
Ubuntu has plenty of resources available to it (8GB/32GB RAM allocation and 2/4 Cores of an Intel i7) so it's got plenty of headroom. Also, the entire network is 100% gigabit throughout so there's no possibility for a network bottleneck (I'm the only user currently).
I configured both the Host and Guess OS to share a directory over the network and asked a separate machine to access them and upload/download a 5GB file. The Windows share was able to get ~100MB/s read/write and Ubuntu only got a mere ~20MB/s read/write.
So what's up with that?
My troubleshooting included the share directory location for Ubuntu, initially was a virtual disk, then changed to a physical drive within the VM settings with no difference in performance. Also, the VM is configured to use a bridged connection (a separate IP on the main network is crucial) so I haven't attempted to try a NAT connection, however I don't think this is the cause.
Any ideas as to what's causing the bottleneck in speeds?
Thanks in advance!