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vCenter Resource Pools

PowerCLI – Analyze a Cluster to Move VMs to a Resource Pool (That... Could be a Problem...)

After someone deployed a bunch of VMs, we let them know about the Resource Pool they were supposed to be deployed to. Oops. To correct this, and to avoid a couple hours of dragging and dropping VMs into a resource pool, I was able to create a script that ...
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Resource Pools are NOT for Everyone

VMware Resource Pools are not something that should be thrown into every vSphere implementation! I considered not writing this post, because of all of the blogs I’ve seen that have written about this already.

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Saving a Resource Pool Structure (Frank Denneman)

During a troubleshooting exercise of a problem with vCenter I needed to disable DRS to make sure DRS was not the culprit. However a resource pool tree exisited in the infrastructure and I was not looking forward reconfiguring all the resource allocation s ...
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Top 6 Tips for Configuring vSphere Resource Pools

Resource pools are sometimes used the wrong way. In this free paper called Top 6 Tips for Configuring vSphere Resource Pools you’ll learn to understand what are resource pools and how to configure them right. Resource pools are very powerful, but when se ...
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Distribution of resources based on shares in a Resource pool environment (Frank Denneman)

Unfortunately Resource pools seem to have a bad rep, pair them with the word shares and we might as well call death and destruction to our virtual infrastructure while we’re at it. Now in reality shares and resource pools are an excellent way of maintaini ...
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Expandable reservation on resource pools, how does it work?

It seems that the expandable reservation setting of a resource pool appears to be shrouded in mystery. How does it work, what is it for, and what does it really expand? The expandable reservation allows the resource pool to allocate physical resource (CPU ...
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How-to save resource pool tree before disabling DRS to be able to restore the hierarchy

In vSphere 5.1 is possible to retain configuration of the clusters resource tree. In previous releases, like the vSphere 5.0 this feature wasnt available. The feature is available through the new vSphere Web client only. Web client which has been enhanced ...
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Label VMware Resource Pools with Per VM Shares Value

If youll recall in my post "Understanding Resource Pools in VMware vSphere", I cover the ideal of creating per VM share values to come up with a total number of shares for an entire resource pool. As an excerpt:The trick to keeping your resource ...
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VSP1683: VMware vSphere Cluster Resource Pools Best Practices

In this session Frank Denneman and Rawlinson Rivera will cover and explain in great detail what to consider when using resource pool inside a VMware vSphere® cluster. Introducing the concept of resource pools can affect virtual machine performance and ove ...
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Resource pool shares don’t make sense with vCloud Director?

Ive had multiple discussions around Resource Pool level shares in vCloud Director over the last 2 years so I figured I would write an article about it. A lot easier to point people to the article instead, and it also allows me to gather feedback on this t ...
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vCloud Allocation Models, vCenter Resource Pools, and Per VM Resource Settings, Say What?

Maybe you dont, but if you are like some folks I have talked to in the past few months there is some level of confusion on the relationship between Allocation Models in vCloud Director and the vSphere Resource Pools that get created. I have found myself d ...
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Myth - Resource Pools should always be used to categorize and allocate resources to VMs

You can use folders to group objects of the same type for easier management. For example, you can use folders to set permissions on a group of objects, to set alarms on a group of objects, or to organize objects in a meaningful way. A folder can contain o ...
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What happens to resource pools when vCenter goes down?

A fellow VCI who was teaching the vSphere 5 Whats New training course got a question from a student asking what happens to resource pools when vCenter goes down, because with vSphere 5.0 all the setting for resource pools are "moved" to vCenter. ...
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NetIOC user-defined network resource pools and end-to-end QoS.

Another post from our Dutch VMUG Event 2011 presentation. This time its about number 5 in the Top-10, Network I/O Control. This feature allows user-defined network resource pools and end-to-end QoS.

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Find Resourcepool or VMs with Memory Ballooning/Swap Usage

The balloon driver, also known as the vmmemctl driver, collaborates with the server to reclaim pages that are considered least valuable by the guest operating system. It essentially acts like a native program in the operating system that requires more and ...
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Expandable reservation on resource pools, how does it work?

It seems that the expandable reservation setting of a resource pool appears to be shrouded in mystery. How does it work, what is it for, and what does it really expand? The expandable reservation allows the resource pool to allocate physical resource (CPU ...
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