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Maximum vSphere™: Tips, How-Tos, and Best Practices for Working with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Simon Seagrave, Eric Siebert

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3. Virtual Machines

Virtual machines (VMs) benefited from some big changes in vSphere, especially to their virtual hardware. The CPU and memory capacity was increased, which allows bigger workloads to be virtualized in vSphere compared to in VI3, and new virtual NICs (vNICs), storage adapters, virtual disks, and other enhancements allow VMs to perform better and more efficiently in vSphere than they did in VI3. Furthermore, vSphere offers additional support for more VM guest operating systems. In this chapter, we will cover in detail some of the new VM features in vSphere, and I will provide some in-depth technical information regarding VMs.

What’s New with Virtual Machines in vSphere

In Chapter 1, we briefly covered some of the new features ...

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