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shares on a VM that is "outside" ANY/all resource pool

philb19 asked
Last Modified: 2016-01-27
Hi i m trying to understand the default behaviour. I have seceral VMs that are NOT in any resource pool.

I am being told that this is a big problem and these VMs will have higher priority for resources (in a contention) higher than the VMs in the default high priority resource pool.

For these VMs I have not set or configured any cistom share or limit settings on the VM - all left at default - on the resources tab they just say - normal and "greyed out" with 1000 in shares area  - also no limit is ticked.

My question is how are these VMs using shares - if i havent set any settings on them - From online im reading the following:

" Ensure that each VM is placed in a resource pool and not out of all resource pools (look at point 4). VMs outside pools with shares configured could get more resources than VMs inside resource pool. "

 - now given I have  NOT touched shares for these VMs that are outside any resource pool - are they "configured for shares" at all? and as they are not is the advice im getting not in fact correct. Do these homeless VMs take priority anyway? thanks  -  Andrew Hancock - still here been great help in the past :)
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