Posts from ‘May, 2009’

ESX Memory Management – Part 3

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In part 1, I explained the virtual machine settings that are available to us regarding to memory, in part 2, I explained how the ESX kernel assigns memory to a VM and in this part I will dive into ESX memory reclaiming techniques.
The ESX kernel uses transparent page sharing, ballooning and swapping to reclaim memory. [...]

Unofficial Online VMware User Group

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A while ago Alan Renouf had a great idea and held a survey about what people thought of an online VMUG. Based on the results he’s now proud to announce the first Unofficial Online VMware User Group on June 1st 2009. View his original post here.
Please record this date in your agenda and register here.
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ESX Memory Management – Part 2

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In part 1, I explained the virtual machine memory settings that are available to us. This caused quite some controversy on what would happen when a limit is hit that’s configured lower than the actual allocated memory.
Scott Herold did an excellent follow-up on this. Be sure to read his article too, because it contains valuable [...]