Control and configure what resources your workloads are running on seamlessly without any interruption of service. vSphere Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) leverages vSphere vMotion to enable automated load balancing of virtualized workloads through the implementation of resource pools and clusters. Planned hardware maintenance and upgrades can now be performed transparently to the end user with a combination of vSphere DRS, vSphere vMotion, and vSphere Storage vMotion.
Best Practice Guides
Resource Management with VMware DRS
This white paper provides an architectural and conceptual overview of VMware DRS and describes best practices for using DRS to simplify provisioning of applications, achieve higher levels of resource utilization, and better align use of IT resources with business priorities.
DRS Performance and Best Practices
TThis performance study focuses on understanding the effectiveness and scalability of DRS algorithms. It identifies various scenarios in which you can benefit from DRS and explains how to configure your environment to take best advantage of DRS.
VMware VMotion and CPU Compatibility
TThis white paper focuses exclusively on CPU compatibility and outlines CPU compatibility checks performed by VMware VirtualCenter before allowing migration with vMotion. It describes why some CPU compatibility constraints make vMotion possible only between certain revisions of CPUs. The appendices detail some differences in features and extensions in current CPUs and describe procedures that could be used to relax some CPU compatibility constraints to facilitate vMotion.
Basic System Administration
This manual, Basic System Administration provides brief introductions to the various tasks you can perform within the system, such as vSphere vMotion and vSphere Storage vMotion, as well as cross-references to the documentation that describes all the tasks in detail.
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