Welcome to a new video series I’ve titled “Performance Unplugged”
In this video series, I’ll showcase a number of talented performance gurus and cover commonly asked questions and topics. Performance of the Software-Defined Datacenter should no longer be a concern for customers and we’ll explain why. Links to the latest information pertaining to the topic will also be provided.
First up, I’d like to introduce Reza Taheri. Reza talks about virtualizing demanding applications. While “demanding” can be a subjective classification, in my experience, it constitutes only a small percentage (<5%) of an enterprise’s application set. It is that small set of applications that may require the implementation of advanced parameters. Otherwise, out-of-the-box configuration should meet most customer performance requirements.
Below are some resources that describe the most commonly implemented advanced parameters for demanding applications:
- Best Practices for Performance Tuning of Latency-Sensitive Workloads in vSphere VMs
- Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications in VMware vSphere 5.5
- Line-Rate Performance with 80GbE and vSphere 5.5
- Storage I/O Performance on VMware vSphere 5.1 over 16GB FC
Reza’s full talk, from VMworld 2014 about demanding applications, is available for free here: