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ESX Server Best Practices for Performance

Created on: Sep 18, 2008 12:00 AM by VMworld Team - Last Modified:  Jul 24, 2009 5:14 PM by VMworld Team

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ESX Server Best Practices for Performance

Session Abstract:

ESX Server 3.5 introduces greater flexibility, more features, and several performance improvements over the previous release. This talk covers best practices for the most performance-critical components of ESX Server, as well as tuning tips for the latest performance features and improvements. ESX 3.5 includes new performance features like NUMA-related optimizations, improvements for networking like support for TSO and jumbo frames, enhanced statistics with esxtop, and others. This talk is intended for anyone who has some familiarity with ESX and wants to make their systems perform even better by tuning the system to meet specific requirements.
Whether it's setup, decision to use UP or SMP VMs for your application, allocation of memory to virtual machines, impact of various algorithms and techniques introduced by ESX Server, maximizing storage and networking bandwidth, common mistakes made or things misunderstood about virtualization performance, this talk helps you get started on configuring your system and understanding ESX Server for best performance.


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Technical Overview Session


Networking; Storage / Backup; VMware Infrastructure; Virtualization Platform / Hypervisor


1 Hour


Bruce Mccready( VMware,Inc. ), Kiran Tati( VMware, Inc. )

Speaker 1:

Bruce is an experienced performance engineer with over fifteen years of industry experience. For the last year and a half, he has focused on VirtualCenter and VirtualCenter database performance.

Speaker 2:

Kiran is a member of the performance group at VMware. He has been working on ESX monitor/hypervisor performance for the last 18 months. He holds a PhD in computer science from UCSD specializing in computer systems.

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