vSphere High Performance Essentials

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  • Choose the right hardware and server components suitable for high-performance scenarios
  • Adopt availability and automatic load-balancing in your virtual infrastructure
  • Understand and monitor CPU and memory resources
  • Monitor performance on the vCenter, ESXi, and virtual machine levels
  • Configure storage resources to achieve greater performance
  • Incorporate latency and performance sensible networking
  • Tune and tweak common guest operating systems

VMware vSphere is all the components and operating system that comes together to make VMware’s enterprise virtualization platform unique. When running enterprise-driven application workloads, the VMware vSphere family has become a preference of many developers. The vSphere platform is designed to work with numerous servers and infrastructure core components to create virtualized platforms and/or a complete cloud computing fabrics.

This book will guide you through tuning, tweaking, and optimizing vSphere in order to improve the performance of your systems. It will also help you identify and fix common performance bottlenecks.

Starting with planning high-performance infrastructure setups, the book covers the core concepts of cluster setups such as resource pools, DRS, and availability options, along with CPU virtualization concepts. Next, it covers the management of physical and virtual memory mechanisms, swapping, and ballooning.

Moving on, you’ll get an understanding of how vCenter Server can assist you with recognizing performance issues, and how to utilize advanced technologies such as Storage I/O Control and vSphere Flash Read Cache to tune storage resources. Next, you’ll learn to implement a reliable and high-performance network for virtual infrastructures.

Finally, the book shows you how esxtop and resxtop can provide advanced metrics to detect performance issues, and how you can optimize storage and network resources inside virtual machines.

  • Design, configure, and monitor your virtual landscape to run performance-intensive workloads
  • Implement a reliable and high-performance network for virtual infrastructures with confidence.
  • Investigate and eliminate virtual machine performance issues
Page Count 248
Course Length 7 hours 26 minutes
ISBN 9781783551699
Date Of Publication 30 Jan 2016


Christian Stankowic

Christian Stankowic has been working as a certified IT engineer for five years. His interest in Linux and virtualization technology picked up in 2006, when he gained his first experience with openSUSE, Debian, Ubuntu, CRUX Linux, and VMware Server. Since his apprenticeship as an IT specialist for system integration, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, CentOS, Red Hat Satellite/Spacewalk, Nagios/Icinga, and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server became his key qualifications. Recent VMware technologies such as vSphere and the vCenter family are part of his daily work as a virtual infrastructure administrator. He loves to share knowledge. Besides acting as trainer in the company he is working for, he also started writing books to contribute more. He was the coauthor of the book VMware vSphere Essentials, Packt Publishing. In his free time, he works on his personal IT blog and develops web applications using recent techniques such as jQuery and PHP. You can check his blog about various IT topics at http://www.stankowic-development.net.