vSphere 6 Resource Management and Resource Pools

Learn to control, assign and delegate Host CPU and Memory resources in Bulk and to individual VMs | taught by Larry Karnis

Course description

Effectively managing and assigning ESXi 6 host physical CPU and memory resources is critical to meeting your service obligations and scaling up your vSphere 6 environment. In this chapter we will look at the capabilities and mechanisms present in ESXi 6 and in Distributed Load Scheduling clusters that let you delegate host pCPU and Memory resources in bulk (Resource Pools) and individually to Virtual Machines. We will see how to resource tune VMs and Resource Pools, how to set minimums and caps on resources and how to prioritize resource scheduling based on shares.

In this class you will learn:

  • About Reservatsions (guaranteed resource assignments), Limits (resource caps) and Shares
  • The default rules for resource delegations to Virtual Machines and Resource Pools
  • How resource assignments apply to VMs including the default assignments and how to customize resource assignments
  • The purpose of Expandable Reservations and their Use Cases
  • How to create and resource tune Resource Pools - Folders with specific resource delegations / tunes
  • How Shares can be used to set the relative scheduling importance of VMs and Resource Pools so you can ensure predictable resource delegations even during periods of high resource stress
  • How to review and fine tune resource delegations

Best Practices for resource tuning

By the end of this course, you will be able to size and resource tune Virtual Machines and Resource Pools correctly. You will understand how ESXi delegates resources and will be able to delegate resources to ensure your most critical VMs get the resources they need to run well, even under periods of high resource stress.

Larry Karnis
Larry Karnis
VMware Certified Professional - Author, Consultant, Lecturer

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About Me

I am an Information Technology consultant / trainer with over 30 years of experience in system administration, networking, security, infrastructure and security.

I worked for 10 years as a UNIX programmer / consultant before moving to Linux in 1995. I started working with VMware products in 2001 and decided to focus exclusively on VMware in 2004. I earned my first VMware Certified Professional (VCP) designation on ESX 2.0 in 2004 (VCP #: 993). I have also earned VCP in ESX 3, and in vSphere 4 and 5.

My VMware Work Experience

  • I have been providing VMware consulting and training for more than 14 years. I have lead literally hundreds of classes and taught thousands of people how to use VMware. I teach both introductory and advanced VMware classes.
  • I worked for VMware as a senior contract VMware Certified Instructor (VCI) and consultant for almost 5 years. One of my regular duties was to help mentor new VCI's - helping them prepare for and successfully deliver vSphere classes.
  • After leaving VMware, I launched my own training business focused on VMware virtualization in 2008. In 2013, VMware called me back to help them ramp up support services for the upcoming vSphere 5.1 product launch.
  • Prior to VMware, I worked as a contract consultant / trainer for RedHat (I hold RHCE, RHCI and RHCX), Global Knowledge, Learning Tree and many other training and consulting companies.

I hold a Bachelor of Science degree (majoring in Computer Science with a minor in Math) from the University of Toronto, Canada. 

I also hold numerous industry certifications including VMware Certified Professional on VMware Infrastructure 2 & 3 and vSphere 4 & 5 (ret.), VMware Certified Instructor (ret.), RedHat Certified Engineer (RHCE), RedHat Certified Instructor (RHCI) and RedHat Certified Examiner (RHCX) as well as certifications from LPI, HP, SCO and others.

I hope to see you in one of my VMware classes very soon... If you have questions, please contact me directly.

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Larry Karnis

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Course Curriculum

vSphere 6 Resource Management and Resource Pools
vSphere 6 Resource Management and Resource Pools FREE TRIAL
Resource Delegations - Overview FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine vCPU Resource Tunables FREE TRIAL
Physical CPU to Virtual CPU Service FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine vCPU Limits FREE TRIAL
Virtual Machine vCPU Reservations
Virtual Machine vCPU Shares
Virtual Machine Dynamic Memory Management
Virtual Machine Memory Tuneables
Virtual Machine Memory Resource Tuneables
Virtual Machine Memory Resource Tuneables - Reservations and Shares
Resource Shares
Resource Pools - Overview
CPU / RAM and Resource Pools
Resource Pool Settings
Expandable Reservations
Resource Pool Use Cases
Auto Updating Resource Pool Settings
ESXi 6 Hosts Resource Allocations
Memory Resource Allocations
Virtual Hardware Resources
Resource Pools Summary Tab
Resource Pools - Best Practices
Resource Management Lab FREE TRIAL
Resource Pools - Review and Questions FREE TRIAL
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