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Implementing VMware vCenter Server by Konstantin Kuminsky

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Chapter 6. Resource Management

This chapter focuses on managing available host and storage resources with vCenter.

We will discuss different aspects of resource allocation, such as shares, reservations, limits, and resource pools.

We will also discuss Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS), its requirements, and creating and disabling this feature.

Another topic we will touch on here is power management—a useful feature in vCenter that allows you to reduce power consumption in the datacenter.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Resource allocation—shares, reservations, and limits
  • Resource pools
  • DRS requirements
  • Creating DRS cluster and disabling DRS
  • Power management
  • Cluster validity and affinity rules

Resource management is the distribution of ...

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