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vSphere Virtual Machine Management by Rebecca Fitzhugh

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Resource pools

A resource pool is a logical abstraction of resources from the root, the root being a standalone ESXi host or a DRS-enabled cluster. The Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) feature is used to load balance virtual machines across a cluster based on CPU and memory utilization. DRS is discussed further in Chapter 9, Balancing Resource Utilization and Availability. These resource pools are managed hierarchically using a parent-child relationship. Resource pools divide and allocate resources to virtual machines, child resource pools, or vApps.

Why use resource pools?

  • Organization: Resource pools are created and organized hierarchically and resource allocations are modified as needed.
  • Separation of resources from hardware: This is a good ...

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