Solved

VMWare, memory reservation

Posted on 2014-02-03
3
428 Views
Last Modified: 2014-02-03
Regarding the path:

  VM->Edit Settings->Resources

Open in new window


If I set the VM memory to 32 GB,

can the memory reservation ever be set to zero  (I have some confusion on this)

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:Los Angeles1
[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 120
ID: 39829712
The memory reservation (if you are using this function) has to be set to a value.

This value GUARANTEES,this VM will always be given this value, e.g. if you set 32GB, 32GB will always be reserved and guaranteed for this VM.

The Hypervisor cannot take it away, for use with other virtual machines.
0
 

Author Comment

by:Los Angeles1
ID: 39829744
Can you set the memory reservation to zero ?
0
 
LVL 120

Accepted Solution

by:
Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 500 total points
ID: 39829791
Why would you want to try and set memory to ZERO ?

if you guaranteed zero memory, the VM would not run.

No you cannot set it to zero.

Try it! and see what happens!
0

Featured Post

What is SQL Server and how does it work?

The purpose of this paper is to provide you background on SQL Server. It’s your self-study guide for learning fundamentals. It includes both the history of SQL and its technical basics. Concepts and definitions will form the solid foundation of your future DBA expertise.

Question has a verified solution.

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

In this step by step tutorial with screenshots, we will show you HOW TO: Enable SSH Remote Access on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5). This is important if you need to enable SSH remote access for additional troubleshooting of the ESXi hos…
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Create your first Windows Virtual Machine on a VMware vSphere Hypervisor 6.5 (ESXi 6.5) Host Server, the Windows OS we will install is Windows Server 2016.
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 walks you through using a remote console to access a server and install ESXi 5.1. This example is showing remote access and installation using a Dell server. The hypervisor is the very first component of your virtual infrastructu…

740 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