I bet you all heard about the big news yesterday where VMware announced vSphere 5. Despite a lot of applauding for the great new features, there also a lot of noise on twitter about the new licensing for vSphere. VMware has decided to move to vRAM licensing without any maximums on the amount of RAM […]
Memory management and compression in vSphere 4.1
With vSphere 4.1, VMware released a great new feature called Memory compression. At first, after reading the release notes I thought memory compression was just one step before swapping to disk would occur. However, after reading the whitepaper “Understanding Memory Resource Management in VMware ESX 4” I learned some more details I want to share […]
Memory overcommit in production? YES YES YES
There was a good discussion on twitter on memory overcommit and the value of memory overcommit and whether you should or should not use it in production. What struck me in this was that on a subject like this, there is so much misunderstanding although there is a lot of documentation available that can explain […]
Hyper-V, not in my datacenter (part 2: Guest OS and Memory overcommit)
Guest OS After you installed your hypervisor you want to virtualize your physical servers on it. When doing the research for my presentation I was very surprised to find some strange limitations in which guest are supported with Hyper-V. Can you believe that not all Windows Server versions are supported? Well neither could I.
How does HA calculate the failover level?
A lot of people try to figure out how HA calculates the failover level. I already did know that VC 2.0 use a slot size based on max cpu and memory for the “worst” VM,