VMware virtual memory management concepts

Virtual memory management refers to techniques that operating systems employ to manage the allocation of physical memory resources (or RAM) on demand, transparent to the applications that execute on the machine. Modern operating systems, including IBM’s proprietary mainframe OSes, virtually all flavors of Unix and Linux, as well as Microsoft… Continue reading

Performance Management in the Virtual Data Center: Virtual Memory Management, Overview

This is the beginning a new series of blog posts that explores the strategies that VMware ESX employs to manage machine memory, focusing on the ones that are designed to support aggressive consolidation of virtual machine guests on server hardware. Server consolidation is one of the prime cost justifications for… Continue reading