Virtualization with VMware vSphere is, among other things, about getting better utilization of your computing resources. This means utilization of resources within a single physical host, which vSphere accomplishes by allowing you to run multiple guest operating system instances on a single physical host. However, it's also about getting better resource utilization across multiple physical hosts, and that means the ability to shift workloads between hosts in order to balance the resource utilization. vSphere offers a number of powerful tools for helping administrators balance resource utilization.
In this chapter, you will learn to