Virtual memory management in VMware: Transparent memory sharing

This is a continuation of a series of blog posts on VMware memory management. The previous post in the series is here. In this installment, I will discuss the impact and effectiveness of transparent memory sharing, using the performance data that was gathered during a benchmark that stressed VMware’s virtual… Continue reading

Virtual memory management in VMware.

Server virtualization technology, as practiced by products such as the VMware ESX hypervisor, applies similar virtual memory management techniques in order to operate an environment where multiple virtual guest machines are provided separate address spaces so they can execute concurrently, sharing a single hardware platform. To avoid confusion, in this… Continue reading