A little more than a year has passed since the post where we explained how to get rid of OS X BeamSync, the cancer that utterly cripples the user experience of those XCode developers who are wise enough to ditch Apple machines and use VMware (and a decent OS such as Windows or Linux) instead: back then it was OS X Yosemite, but El Capitan doesn't perform any better: as a matter of fact it comes bundled with the same BeamSync-based issue, thus keeping our post valid.
If you want to know more about the issue, you can read the whole story here: in this post, for the sake of simplicity, we'll just summarize the problem and the fix.
If your OS X VMware virtual machine performs badly, frequently hangs or freezes so much to make you doubt about your HDD status, you happen to be in the right place.
Luckily enough, there's a simple piece of software that can help you getting rid of the BeamSync feature:
- Get the BeamOff tool from this link and install it on your OS X virtualized machine.
- Add BeamOff to your automatic startup list by following this official guide.
Once done, your problem should vanish and OS X will finally start to perform like it should do... Which means bad, yet at least in a quicker way.
IMPORTANT: be sure to update your VMware Tools for OS X (darwin.iso) to get BeamOff working properly, as suggested by the author in this issue opened on BeamOff's GitHub official project page.