Section 4.10. Frequently Asked Questions

4.10. Frequently Asked Questions

The following Frequently Asked Questions, answered by the authors of this book, are designed to both measure your understanding of the concepts presented in this chapter and to assist you with real-life implementation of these concepts. To have your questions about this chapter answered by the author, browse to and click on the "Ask the Author" form. You will also gain access to thousands of other FAQs at

Q: Do you need to tweak the settings of your virtual machines after you've built them?

A: No. VMware has configured the defaults of your build to suit most server loads. However, depending on the profile of your server and the resource intensiveness of the service it's providing, you may want to consider tweaking some of the default settings to better ensure service stability and reliability.

Q: Are there more advanced features than the ones detailed in this chapter?

A: Yes… a lot more.

Q: Is clustering more stable in VMware?

A: We find that the idealized hardware, in combination with VMware's improvements in clustering support, has made virtual clustering very stable.

Q: Can you Vmotion a cluster?

A: That depends on the cluster type and how it is configured. Clusters using Raw Device Mapping in virtual mode can be moved with Vmotion according to VMware documentation.

Virtualization With VMware ESX Server
Configuring VMware ESX Server 2.5 (Vol 1)
ISBN: 1597490199
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 173

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