Solved

Does VMWare ESX allow virtual machines to access resources from other servers it is not running on?

Posted on 2008-06-10
3
358 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
So, you have a virtual machine running on one physical server, you use all the resources on that server and still need more respurce, can you add resources from another physical server to the virtual machine?
0
Comment
Question by:LFCNZ
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 18

Accepted Solution

by:
larstr earned 125 total points
ID: 21757508
A virtual machine will only run from one particular host at one particuar time, so you will not be able to let one virtual machine get it's resources from several hosts.

What ESX with DRS can do, is to load balance all your virtual machines across your ESX hosts so that a single ESX host isn't too heavily loaded while others are idle. It can do this without any downtime of the virtual machines by using VMotion.

Lars
0
 

Author Comment

by:LFCNZ
ID: 21757757
Thanks Lars, thats what I wanted to know.

In regards to DRS, so it automtically will take a whole virtual machine from a host that is running low on resources and move it to a host that has more resources available?
0
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:larstr
ID: 21757830
That's correct. DRS will move the whole virtual machines to balance the load on your servers. And it does this without any service disruption.

Lars
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Heavy disk access when running multiple VMs. 13 87
Internal CA server 6 94
VMware Fault Tolerance between remote sites 2 56
Cannot enter maintenance mode 2 36
Will try to explain how to use the VMware feature TAGs in the VMs and create Veeam Backup Jobs using TAGs. Since this article is too long, I will create second article for the Veeam tasks.
HOW TO: Connect to the VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) using the vSphere (HTML5 Web) Host Client 6.5, and perform a simple configuration task of adding a new VMFS 6 datastore.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This Micro Tutorial steps you through the configuration steps to configure your ESXi host Management Network settings and test the management network, ensure the host is recognized by the DNS Server, configure a new password, and the troubleshooting…

730 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question