Solved

vmware memory question

Posted on 2010-08-15
4
515 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
Hi, we are running an vmware server esx 4.

we have different clients who have a virtual server.

But when i browse the internet i see other company's selling virtual servers with 1gb ram and burstable..

how to i do this?

no i just give most servers 2gb or more. we only work with windows servers.

but if i give this amount of ram my server eats ram.

so now is my question how can i set my vmware to function correctly that a vmware has his dedicated ram and burst to more if needed.. same with cpu speeds?

do i have to do this in the "resource allocation"?

0
Comment
Question by:Rik Van Lier
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:Valutus
ID: 33440290
You over-provision the resources for each virtual machine.  I,e, you set 1 GB of RAM as non shared, and set the second GB or RAM to be shared.
Until the resources become contended the virtual machine will get 2GB's of dedicated RAM.  However once the RAM utilisation of the box starts to ramp up, the shared RAM will come into play and the virtual machines will "share" the extra RAM.  


0
 
LVL 1

Author Comment

by:Rik Van Lier
ID: 33441242
and where do i set the shared en non shared ram. also, do i need to set reservations?
0
 
LVL 21

Accepted Solution

by:
robocat earned 500 total points
ID: 33442016

In this example you would allocate 2GB to the VM and set a reservation for 1GB.

Make sure you've got VMware tools installed in each VM or the extra GB will never be freed again.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:ramkumar_rkin
ID: 33443586
Check below link to know more about memory usage on ESX.

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_memory.pdf
0

Featured Post

Easy, flexible multimedia distribution & control

Coming soon!  Ideal for large-scale A/V applications, ATEN's VM3200 Modular Matrix Switch is an all-in-one solution that simplifies video wall integration. Easily customize display layouts to see what you want, how you want it in 4k.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
How to move multiple VMs in VSCA 6.0 4 69
Hyper v or VMWare Player? 11 94
HOw To Install Docker on VMware Workstation 19 176
S2D for SMB or vSAN 1 27
If your vDisk VHD file gets deleted from the image store accidentally or on purpose, you won't be able to remove the vDisk from the PVS console. There is a known workaround that is solid.
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.
Teach the user how to edit .vmx files to add advanced configuration options Open vSphere Web Client: Edit Settings for a VM: Choose VM Options -> Advanced: Add Configuration Parameters:
Teach the user how to use configure the vCenter Server storage filters Open vSphere Web Client:  Navigate to vCenter Server Advanced Settings: Add the four vCenter Server storage filters: Review the advanced settings: Modify the values of the four v…

830 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