Chapter 7Managing CPUs for a Virtual Machine

The CPU is the heart of any computer, whether it is a server, a laptop, tablet, or mobile device. As such, virtualization of the processor is a critical part of achieving good performance of the virtual machine, as well as good overall use of the physical resources. Not only is the actual virtualization operation important, but so is the correct allocation and configuration of the VM's CPU. A poorly implemented deployment will cause performance issues and undermine the virtualization effort.

  • Understanding CPU virtualization
  • Configuring VM CPU options
  • Tuning practices for VM CPUs

Understanding CPU Virtualization

Along with memory, network I/O, and storage I/O, CPUs are some of the main resources ...

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