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vSphere High Performance Essentials by Christian Stankowic

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Chapter 9. Guest Operating System Performance Monitoring and Tweaking

In the previous chapter, we got in touch with esxtop. We now know how this tool can help us in identifying and analyzing performance issues.

In this chapter, we will investigate monitoring and tweaking performance of VMs.

In this chapter, we will focus on the following topics:

  • Storage provisioning types
  • Virtual storage controller types
  • Generic storage tips
  • Virtual network cards and drivers
  • Common filesystem tweaks
  • Microsoft Windows and Linux performance tweaks
  • I/O benchmarks using Iometer
  • Network benchmarks using iperf
  • VMware Tools 10

Storage provisioning types

You already know that we can choose between three flavors of thin and thick provisioning when deploying a VM. Primarily, from a ...

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