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Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Cookbook by Leandro Carvalho

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Creating resource pools

In a private cloud environment, it is common to have different servers as per department, location, areas, or even clients, as services providers, say.

To aggregate resources and make them easier to be allocated and metered, Hyper-V 3.0 introduces the resource pools.

The idea of resource pools is to put physical resources allocated to virtual systems in a pool. The resources types that can be used in Hyper-V are as follows:

  • Memory
  • Processor
  • Ethernet
  • VHD
  • ISO
  • Virtual Floppy Disks (VFD)
  • Fibre Channel Ports
  • Fibre Channel Connections

In this recipe, you will see some examples of the most common resource pools, such as storage and Ethernet pools.

Getting ready

The option to create resource pools is not enabled through the graphical interface, ...

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