VMware vSphere 7.x Memory Reclamation-Part 4: Ballooning

After TPS in previous post, we will explore Ballooning reclamation technique in this post. Basically I am just following the order in which these techniques are initialized. Ballooning is a process where the hypervisor reclaims memory back from the virtual machine. Also if ballooning is started on an ESXi host, it indicates the beginning of … Continue reading VMware vSphere 7.x Memory Reclamation-Part 4: Ballooning

VMware vSphere 7.x Memory Reclamation-Part 3: Transparent Page Sharing (TPS)

Previously in Part-1:Basics and Part 2: MinFree, we discussed about memory reclamation, need for memory reclamation, ESXi memory states, sliding scale method for calculating MemMinFreePct value. In this post, we will explore sharing memory pages with memory reclamation technique called as Transparent Page Sharing or TPS. On an ESXi host, many workloads present opportunities for sharing … Continue reading VMware vSphere 7.x Memory Reclamation-Part 3: Transparent Page Sharing (TPS)

VMware vSphere 7.x Memory Reclamation-Part 1: Basics

Welcome everyone to this series on memory reclamation techniques in vSphere 7.x. This will be one more long series of posts after my previous series on uncovering virtual networking. In this series, we will try to understand the memory virtualization basics, memory reclamation techniques in vSphere (Specifically ESXi hosts), ESXi host Memory states, and sliding … Continue reading VMware vSphere 7.x Memory Reclamation-Part 1: Basics

Uncovering virtual networking Part-8: Load balancing Algorithms

In previous post on Network failure detection, we started with the Teaming and Failover policies. We are going to explore load balancing algorithms in virtual networking in this post. This one is going to be the longest post I have written until now I guess 🙂 We have two types of switches, standard (vSS) and … Continue reading Uncovering virtual networking Part-8: Load balancing Algorithms

vSphere 7 Content libraries – Part 2: creating Subscribed library and Deployment models?

In my previous post part-1, we discussed the reasons behind using Content libraries and how to create local content library at Control site (HQ) and populating the content. In this post we will continue further with discussion on remaining configuration of subscribed library at remote sites. I just have 2 vCenter Servers, so will use … Continue reading vSphere 7 Content libraries – Part 2: creating Subscribed library and Deployment models?

Cloud Pod Architecture Maximums and Limitations in Horizon view 7.9

The following table shows the maximums that are supported in Horizon view 7.9 release. Max sessions  250,000 Max Pods  50 Max Sessions per pod  10,000 Sites  15 Connection Server instances per pod  7 Total Connection Server instances  350 The Cloud Pod Architecture limitations are as listed below. The Cloud Pod Architecture feature is not supported … Continue reading Cloud Pod Architecture Maximums and Limitations in Horizon view 7.9

vSAN 6.x Cluster Rebalancing

vSAN Cluster rebalancing evenly distributes resources across the cluster to maintain consistent performance and availability.If you remove capacity devices from the vSAN cluster, the disk groups might become unbalanced. If you add hosts or capacity devices to the vSAN cluster, the disk groups might become unbalanced. Rebalancing also occurs when you place a vSAN host … Continue reading vSAN 6.x Cluster Rebalancing