So I did find out that when you assign a VM vCPUs in ESXi you have to consider queuing. Consider if you have a host with 8 threads and give a VM 8 and then another VM a single one. If that VM with one vCPU is running at 100% that VM with 8 is …
I recently came across a neat article on VMWare over provisioning and what are considered best practices. Something I always thought was that as long as CPUs are in use on the host you can keep handing out vCPUs. It appears that you start reaching points where the hypervisor needs to queue up workloads so …
A few years ago I bought a Dell R610 to add to my fleet of servers. It did alright but I had always dreamed of having better storage. I found a Dell Direct Attached Storage array on eBay for cheap. It had some mismatched drives but they were all the same size and it seemed …
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