VMware vSphere Resource Pools – Resource Allocation Revisited

I have found VMware vSphere Resource Pools to be an often misunderstood element, and incorrectly implemented by even seasoned VMware administrators.  I recently found an example of an incorrect implementation of Resource Pools being used to organize VM's in vCenter's Hosts and Clusters view, without considering the potential performance impact of this configuration.  I thought that I might try to explain the resource pool piece a bit better, particularly around Shares. First, a few technical points to remember: Resource Pools can only be used when VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler … [Read more...]