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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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Chapter 10. Managing Resource Allocation

The idea that we can take a single physical server and host many virtual machines has a great deal of value in today's dynamic datacenter environments, but let's face it—there are limits to how many virtual machines that can be hosted on a VMware ESX/ESXi platform. The key to making the most of your virtualization platform is understanding how key resources—memory, processors, disks, and networks—are consumed by the virtual machines running on the host and how the host itself consumes resources. The method the ESX/ESXi host uses to arbitrate access to each resource is a bit different. This chapter discusses how the ESX/ESXi host allocates these resources, how you can change the way these resources are ...

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