Everybody talks about the benefits of Transparent Page Sharing in vSphere environments and how they reduce the amount of memory needed in your vSphere host. Thanks to Transparent Page Sharing memory overcommit in a production environment has become mainstream. Not long ago I’ve written these two posts: – “Memory overcommit in production” http://www.gabesvirtualworld.com/memory-overcommit-in-production-yes-yes-yes/ which explains […]
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 […]
This is the revisted version. My companies logo has been removed from the PDF’s of the presentations since we don’t publish reports like this in a way for example Gartner does. If you have been using the previous versions, please delete them and use these new ones without logo’s. In November 2008, I’ve written three […]
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.