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VMware vSphere 5.5 Cookbook by Abhilash G B

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Chapter 9. vSphere Storage Policies and Storage I/O Control

In this chapter, we will cover the following recipes:

  • Adding a storage provider
  • Creating user-defined capability tags for datastores
  • Creating VM storage policies
  • Assigning VM storage policies to virtual machine disks
  • Enabling Storage I/O Control
  • Modifying disk shares on a VM

Introduction

As our virtual data centers continue to host diverse VM workloads, it becomes important to segregate, isolate, and allocate storage resources in a manner to optimize performance and reliability. To achieve this, the VMs should be placed on the datastores with the characteristics that would aid in smooth functioning of these workloads. Unfortunately, most VMware administrators wouldn't necessarily have the visibility ...

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