In this section, we will focus on the key concepts of resource pools. You will learn how to calculate shares in order to design resource pools in a profitable way.
Understanding resource pools
Resource pools are often used to delegate resource control of a cluster or a particular ESXi host that is not of a cluster. To sum it up, there are three major use cases to implement the resource pools:
- Separating resources from hardware: Resource management is independent of the current host—even if it has different server configurations in an ESXi cluster.
- Resource isolation: Using reservations and shares, it is possible to ensure fair use of resources between workloads. Changing particular resource pools will not harm the other unaffected ...