vSphere Performance Virtualization

Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 8.0

We are pleased to announce the availability of Performance Best Practices for VMware vSphere 8.0. This is a comprehensive book designed to help system administrators obtain the best performance from their vSphere 8.0 deployments.

The book covers new features as well as updating and expanding on topics covered in previous versions.

Topics include:

  • Increased cloning and vMotion performance with the new Unified Data Transport (UDT) feature
  • VMware vSAN performance, including the new vSAN Express Storage Architecture (ESA)
  • Virtual topology, including the new enhanced virtual NUMA topology feature
  • Getting the best performance from NVMe and NVME-oF storage
  • Persistent memory (PMem), including using PMem with NUMA and vNUMA
  • AMD EPYC processor NUMA settings
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) 2.0
  • Automatic space reclamation (UNMAP)
  • Host-Wide performance tuning (aka, “dense mode”)
  • Power management settings
  • Hardware-assisted virtualization
  • Storage hardware considerations
  • Network hardware considerations
  • Memory page sharing
  • Getting the best performance from iSCSI and NFS storage
  • vSphere virtual machine encryption recommendations
  • Running storage latency-sensitive workloads
  • Running network latency-sensitive workloads
  • Network I/O Control (NetIOC)
  • DirectPath I/O
  • Microsoft Virtualization-Based Security (VBS)
  • Selecting virtual network adapters
  • vCenter database considerations
  • The vSphere Client
  • VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager

The book can be found here.





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