Category : Virtualisation

CPU Optimisation

CPU Scheduler The CPU Scheduler, as the name suggests, schedules the CPU.  It schedules the virtual CPUs on the VM (vCPUs) on the physical CPUs on the host (pCPUs). The CPU Scheduler enforces a proportional-share algorithm for CPU usage across all virtual machines and VMkernel processes on the ESXi host. It enables support for symmetric

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vExpert 2014

I am very pleased to announce that I have been awarded the vExpert award from VMware for 2014. The vExpert award is given to individuals who make a considerable effort within the community to share their expertise with others. A vExpert is someone who is not necessarily a technical expert or even an expert in

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VMware How To: Shut Down vCloud Director Cell Cleanly

To cleanly shut down a vCloud Director cell run the following commands. Display the current state of the cell to view any active jobs. #  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell –status Then Quiesce the active jobs. #  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell –quiesce true Check the cell isn’t processing any active jobs. #  /opt/vmware/vcloud-director/bin/cell-management-tool -u <USERNAME> cell

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vCHS – VMware vCloud Hybrid Service Technical Overview

The vCloud Hybrid Service is a new public cloud offering from VMware, currently only available in the United States but coming to Europe early in 2014. The vCloud Hybrid Service is composed of a vCloud Director and vSphere backed environment with a bespoke, customised web portal front-end that handles provisioning and basic configuration options, such

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VMware Virtual Machine Memory Guide

Memory Virtualisation Basics When an operating system is installed directly onto the physical hardware in a non-virtualised environment, the operating system has direct access to the memory installed in the system and simple memory requests, or pages always have a 1:1 mapping to the physical RAM, meaning that if 4GB of RAM is installed, and

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