Isolating the test virtual machine workload to avoid performance issues for other VMs
Posted on 2016-09-19
I'm running Vmware vSphere 5.5 Update 4 and I have two DRS cluster running as production in my data center.
Using the VeeamONE software I can see that I still have the capacity to deploy some VMs but in this case it will be quite big for ERP software testing. Here are the two specs of Load testing VMs to be deployed:
Windows Server 2012 R2
2.6 GHz or faster (6 Cores)
32 GB vRAM
100 GB C:\
200 GB D:\ - Oracle Database
All VMFS data stores are running on All Flash Array (SSD) so disk performance will not be an issue here.
Both of the VMs above will be deployed to different ESXi hosts to avoid contention & CPU ready issues.
My question is that how to make sure that the two VMs above is not going to impact the other VMs in the production DRS cluster ?
considering it will be pushed to the maximum on the VMware environment.
How can I introduce limit in the VMs so that it can still functioning properly
Thanks in advance.