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Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 Cookbook by Edvaldo Alessandro Cardoso

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Configuring Dynamic Optimization and Power Optimization in VMM

Dynamic Optimization (DO) is a new VMM feature that initiates live migration of VMs that are on a cluster, to improve load balancing among cluster nodes and to correct any placement constraint violations.

It can be configured with a specific frequency and aggressiveness on a host group, which determines the amount of load discrepancy required to trigger a live migration through Dynamic Optimization (DO).

Dynamic Optimization settings can be configured for the CPU, memory, disk I/O, and network I/O.

By default, VMs are migrated every 10 minutes with medium aggressiveness. You must take into consideration the resource cost (for example, the network) of extra migrations against the advantages ...

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