Whitepaper: VMware ESX Server Performance and Resource Management for CPU-Intensive Workloads

VMware just published a new wonderful 23-pages paper on ESX Server 2.x on how to benchmark VMs performances and apply different resources allocation methods.

It covers the following topics:

  • Virtual Machine Scalability
  • Virtual Versus Native Scaling
  • Limiting CPU Resources via Maximums
  • Garanteeing CPU Resources via Minimums
  • Allocating CPU Resources via Shares
  • Setting CPU Affinity
  • Page Sharing

Download it here.