I am wondering, generally. What are the best practices for budgeting host resources for the ESXI 5.5u3 hypervisor? How much of the host RAM should I leave for it (1GB, 2GB). How much CPU overhead does it use? Where should I install it? Is it ok to install on a local 7200 RPM SATA based data store? Is it a good idea to have it on the same local data stores that other VMs are running on?
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