Watch as the author creates three resource pools for high, normal, and low priority Virtual Machine (VM)s in VMware vSphere 6.
- [Voiceover] In this video, I'll demonstrate…how to create tiered resource pools…in order to easily prioritize groups of virtual machines.…I'll be using the vmware hands on lab environment.…Specifically the vSphere with operations…management six hands on lab.…Let's start by browsing to the hosts and clusters view.…And I'm going to move around some virtual machines…and rename them just to make the demonstration…make a little bit more sense.…So let's take two of these virtual machines…and drag them up here into my production resource pool.…
So as you'll see here, I'm going through the v motion…prompts and choosing all of the defaults.…I don't need to select the different data store.…I don't need to choose a different network.…I don't need to change the disc…provisioning or anything like that.…I'm simply taking these two virtual machines…and moving them from cluster site a2 to cluster site a1.…So that I'll have a couple extra virtual machines…to play with as I complete this demonstration.…
Okay, so now we have four virtual machines to work…
VMware Certified Instructor Rick Crisci provides an overview of vSphere resource controls—shares, limits, and reservations—and their impact on performance and VSWP file size. Rick explains exactly what happens when virtual machines compete for resources, the role of swap files, and how resource controls help automate allocation.
In chapter 2, Rick shows how to manage performance with resource pools, including child pools. He explains the impact a reservation has on resource pools, and includes a demo on creating and configuring a resource pool. Chapter 3 is an overview of the vFlash architecture for leveraging SSD resources. Watch this chapter to learn how to configure vFlash reservations and to assign a reservation to a VM.
Note: This course maps to the Administer and Manage vSphere 6.x Resources domain of the vSphere Certified Professional 6—Data Center Virtualization (VCP6DCV) exam.
- Allocating memory and CPU
- Using ESXTOP
- Configuring reservations, limits, and shares
- Managing performance with resource pools
- Creating child and tiered resource pools
- Leveraging SSD resources with vFlash