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hanacd
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Re: Re: Monster VMs performance 32vCPUs experience? beyond 16vCPUs drops?

Hello Daniel - your point is something we are looking at, but rather in the context how to make an ideal 3-node cluster that allows shared utilization of various workloads as the monster VM is running a nightly job and during the day the resources would be hardly utilized otherwise.

  • vCPU coscheduling:

However, "16 core VM needs 16 cores *at the same time* to execute”

This hasn’t actually been true since 4.0.  The development of ‘relaxed coscheduling’ in 4.x and further refined in 5.x makes this far more rare.  *sometimes* its needed in order to reduced the core clock skew in the VM to prevent excessive SMP slip, but not usually.

Everything you could want to know: http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/VMware-vSphere-CPU-Sched-Perf.pdf

Thanks mattcowger

  • vSphere 5.5 improvments expected

We are eager to test vSphere 5.5 low latency feature to bypass the virtualization layer that should be available once the bits are GA.

Deploying Extremely Latency-Sensitive Applications in VMware vSphere 5.5.

http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/techpaper/latency-sensitive-perf-vsphere55.pdf

Thanks itzikr