PacktLib: VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials

VMware vSphere Resource Management Essentials

Credits

About the Author

About the Reviewers

www.PacktPub.com

Preface

Understanding vSphere System Requirements

ESXi system requirements

vCenter components

Understanding vSphere features

Topology basics

Remembering configuration maximums

Determining resource utilization requirements

Summary

Assigning Resources to VMs

The basics of overcommitment and virtualization

CPU scheduling and the effect of multiple vCPU VMs

Memory assignment and management

The VSWP swap file

Storage considerations and their effects on performance

VMware vSphere Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI)

Summary

Advanced Resource Management Features

Understanding CPU power management

Reservations, limits, and shares

Resource pools

vApps

vMotion

Enhanced vMotion Capability (EVC)

DRS

DRS affinity and anti-affinity rules

High Availability

App HA

Fault Tolerance

Hot Add

Storage vMotion, Storage DRS, and Datastore clusters

Storage vMotion

Datastore clusters

Storage DRS

vSphere Distributed Switches

New in vSphere 5.5

vSphere Flash Read Cache

VSAN

Summary

Automation and Monitoring Options

Automation solutions for vSphere

Update Manager

Host profiles

Auto deploy

PowerCLI basics

vCenter Orchestrator basics

Automating resource management

Community automation resources

Available monitoring options

Summary

Index