Tag Archive: CPU


Oct 17 2012

Understanding CPU & Memory Management in vSphere

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CPU & memory resources are two resources that are not fully understood in vSphere, and they are two resources that are often wasted, as well. In this post we’ll take a look at CPU & memory resources in vSphere to help you better understand them and provide some tips for properly managing them. Let’s first …

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Aug 13 2009

CPU Links

Hyper-Threading Gotcha with Virtual Machine vCPU Sizing (Chris Wahl) The CPU Scheduler in VMware ESX 4 (VMware Tech Paper) The CPU Scheduler in VMware ESX 4.1 (VMware Tech Paper) The CPU Scheduler in VMware vSphere  5.1 (VMware Tech Paper) Virtual Machine Monitor Execution Modes: in VMware vSphere 4.0 (VMware) Does corespersocket Affect Performance? (VMware vSphere …

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Aug 12 2009

New white paper: VMware vSphere 4: The CPU Scheduler in VMware ESX 4

VMware just released a new 21 page white paper entitled VMware vSphere 4: The CPU Scheduler in VMware ESX 4 that is all about how the mysterious CPU scheduler functions. This is a highly recommended read and the scheduler is one of the most important components of the hypervisor and therefore you should understand how …

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Apr 05 2009

CPU Links

ESX Server 2 Best Practices Using Vmware Virtual SMP ESX Server 3 Ready Time Observations A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors ESX Server CPU Scheduling (VMworld 2007) How to be a Good Guest – AMD – (VMworld 2007) Evaluation of ESX Server under CPU Intensive Workloads AMD & Intel Servers Compete for Ultimate Virtuality What to …

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Dec 08 2008

Top 10 things you must read about Processors (CPUs) and Virtualization

ESX Server CPU Scheduling – A VMworld 2007 presentation (free registration required) on CPU scheduling that covers how it works, performance tips, how to use ESXTOP for analysis and using resource controls. ESX Server 2 Best Practices Using VMware Virtual SMP – A white paper from VMware that provides information on when and when not …

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