Proxmox Wiki > Performance Tweaks > Do not use the Virtio Balloon Driver for Windows !?


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Jul 13, 2023

As the subject implements, is it still the recomendet way for perfomance oriented approaches to not use the Virtio Balloon Driver for Windpows, even with Prox. 8 ?

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You always have to balance between "good virtualization performance" and "raw performance".
Best performance is using 1 GB hugepages with kvm, so no ballooning for best memory allocation speed, yet this is e.g. not live migratable.
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