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Back to basics: Make sure VMs don’t exceed host capacity

At the agency where I work we recently bought software products that required new virtual machines, and that provided the opportunity to review some of the important basices of properly assigning the hardware memory and compute to each VM.

That’s important so we stay in a failover-ready state, and in our environment, that means appropriately allocating resources of the two clustered physical hosts that run VMs for our production applications. It’s even more important now because the new software is particularly resource-intensive.

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The task also provided the opportunity to review and adjust the resources assigned to all of our existing virtual servers so they, too, were properly sized.

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Source:: Network World – Data Center