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Understanding Virtualization Memory Management Concepts

Created on: Jul 26, 2010 2:27 AM by Tony Dunn - Last Modified:  Sep 15, 2010 5:51 PM by Eric Nielsen

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Understanding Virtualization Memory Management Concepts

Session Abstract:

Have you ever been confused by memory metrics in vSphere?  Have you wondered what the best way to tell when your host's memory is at capacity?  What about how to tell when a VM is starving for memory resources and experiencing poor performance?  In this session, we will guide you through the complicated world of virtualization memory management, explaining concepts like virtual memory, OS allocation behavior and memory reclamation techniques.  This information will enable you to better understand how memory usage patterns and interactions on the ESX Server host can affect both the memory metrics you see in the vSphere Client and VM performance.  Finally, we will provide you with some best practices around memory management to keep your data center running smoothly and efficiently.


Technology and Architecture

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Breakout Session


60 minutes


Kit Colbert  Principal Engineer, VMware, Inc.

Fei Guo, Senior Member of Technical Staff, VMware, Inc.

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