Paper: Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0

In November last year, covered the release of a paper titled:"Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 4.1" , providing performance tips covering the most performance-critical areas of vSphere 4.1.

Now that vSphere 5.0 has been released, also this paper has been updated, titled: "Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 5.0". The paper contains 76 pages and covers the new vSphere 5.0 features from performance perspective including:

  • Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (Storage DRS)
  • Virtual NUMA
  • Memory compression
  • Swap to host cache
  • SplitRx mode
  • VMX swap
  • Multiple vMotion vmknics

Also many topics were updated from the previous version, including:

  • Choosing hardware for a vSphere deployment
  • Power management
  • Configuring ESXi for best performance
  • Guest operating system performance
  • vCenter and vCenter database performance
  • vMotion and Storage vMotion performance
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) and Distributed Power Management (DPM) performance
  • High Availability (HA), Fault Tolerance (FT), and VMware vCenter Update Manager performance