VMware – Fault Tolerance

Fault Tolerance is used to protect that virtual machine which requires continuous availability of an application, in the event of a host failure. This is accomplished by creating a live secondary...

VMware – Understanding High Availability

With VMware ESXi hosts, multiple server workloads are consolidated to one virtual server, and in case of a breakdown or a server failure, it is important to keep the services running....

VMware – Implementing Shares, Limits, and Reservations on Resource Pools

Shares, limits, and reservation settings can be viewed under the Manage tab of every virtual machine, and can be configured individually for every resource. The following image shows shares, limits and...

VMware – Expandable Reservation

Expandable reservation is an attribute that is specific to a resource pool. This attribute allows a resource pool that is not able to satisfy the reservation request for a particular machine...

VMware – Creating a Resource Pool

The administrator can create a resource pool on a stand-alone ESXi host, on a cluster level, or in another resource pool.To create a resource pool, perform the following steps:Login into vCenter...

VMware – Understanding Resource Controls and Resource Pools

As multiple virtual machines run on the same ESXi host simultaneously, vSphere has a lot of mechanisms for proper resource management.Resource controlsTo start with resource management, it is sufficient to understand...

VMware – Virtual Memory Management

Virtual memory refers to the memory available for virtual machines from the physical memory present on the host. VMkernel makes the operating system in a virtual machine take the virtual memory...

VMware – Virtual Machine Snapshots

Snapshot enables the administrator to preserve the state of the virtual machine so that it can be returned to the same state repeatedly. For example, if the administrator does some patching...
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VMware – Overview of Virtual Machines

The generic definition of a virtual machine states that it is a mediation to the host CPU's hardware virtualization features. A virtual machine is...

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