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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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10.4. Using Resource Pools

The previously discussed settings for virtual machine resource allocation (memory and CPU reservations, limits, and shares) are methods used to designate the priority of an individual virtual machine compared to other individual virtual machines also seeking access to resources. In much the same way as you assign users to groups and then assign permissions to the groups, you can leverage resource pools to make the allocation of resources to collections of virtual machines a less tedious and more effective process.

A resource pool is a special type of container object, much like a folder, in the Hosts And Clusters inventory view. You can create a resource pool on a stand-alone host, as you saw in Chapter 9, or as a ...

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