VMworld 2017 USA
Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right (VIRT1309BU)
At VMworld 2017 Monster VMs (Database Virtualization) with vSphere 6.5: Doing IT Right (VIRT1309BU) made Top-10 Both at VMworld 2017 USA and VMworld 2017 EMEA
VMware vSphere 6.5 has made a lot of changes to enhance the performance of Monster virtual machines (VMs). Databases by their very nature are the classic Monster VMs. If Monster VMs are not virtualized properly, they will never perform well and can negatively impact the performance of other VMs on the hosts. In this presentation, we will teach you how to properly virtualize Monster VMs/databases with vSphere 6.5. We will discuss why you should virtualize and take a look at some installation issues as well as how to architect for performance in terms of vSphere 6.5 specifics, including the storage layer, the processor, memory considerations, and the network layer. Topics will also include NUMA, memory reservations, and how to avoid common mistakes. These lessons will help you optimize any workload you are virtualizing.