Using IBM Blades and Cisco switches to run your ESX enviroment? If yes, have you tested what happens if you unplug the network cables going into one switch? If you like me have bundled 2 or more cables going from one switch, to one backbone switch and done the same for the other switch, then… Read More »
If you need a good guide to Interpreting the statistic from ESXTOP then take a look at this guide from VMware. http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9279 I’m using it to troubleshoot performance issues (poor response times) from clients in different locations, when using the remote console.
VMware have included the old and trustworthy performance monitor VMKUSAGE in VC 2.5 U4. This time the monotor has been added to VC as a plugin. To get access to the new plugin you have to follow this knowledge base article. If you like me upgraded your VC without stopping the Webaccess service first you… Read More »
Today i came accoss this handy little guide to boost performance of a VM. Disable the pre-logon screensaver: Open Regedit HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Control Panel\Desktop Change the value of “ScreenSaveActive” to 0. Disable updates of the last access time attribute for your NTFS filesystem, especially for i/o intensive vm’s this is a real boost: Open CMD fsutil behavior… Read More »