Solved

Quick question about host memory in vmware

Posted on 2011-03-25
2
512 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
If I have a host that has 3 guest machines and each machine is assigned 1 Gig of memory, why does the 'memory usage' on the summary page of the host report 4147.00MB? I'm curious because I have to squeeze in some machines on that host temporarily and counting it by 'host mem' on the virtual machines tab it will fit but going by what the memory usage is of the host they will not fit.

Thanks,
BW
0
Comment
Question by:bwinkworth
[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 Comments
 
LVL 11

Accepted Solution

by:
nordtorp earned 250 total points
ID: 35218279
This is because the it includes memory used by the Service Console, VMkernel, vSphere services, and the total consumed metrics for all running virtual machines.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:bwinkworth
ID: 35218507
Great. Thanks fella
0

Featured Post

Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

Question has a verified solution.

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

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Horizon View Custom Scaling on VM 2 36
The better OS Architecture 13 87
CPU Spiking on Virtual MS Server 2008R2 Running as Terminal Server 1 60
VSphere Center 16 56
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
In this article we will learn how to backup a VMware farm using Nakivo Backup & Replication. In this tutorial we will install the software on a Windows 2012 R2 Server.
Teach the user how to join ESXi hosts to Active Directory domains Open vSphere Client: Join ESXi host to AD domain: Verify ESXi computer account in AD: Configure permissions for domain user in ESXi: Test domain user login to ESXi host:
This video shows you how easy it is to boot from ISO images for virtual machines with the ISO images stored on a local datastore on the ESXi host.

735 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