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VMFS3 partitioning . For best performance, use VI Client or VI Web Access to set up your VMFS3 partitionsrather than the ESX Server installer. Using VI Client or VI Web Access ensures that the starting sectors of partitions are 64K aligned, which improves storage performance.Processors . Faster processors improve ESX Server performance. For certain workloads, larger cachesimprove ESX Server performance.Hardware compatibility . To ensure the best possible I/O performance and workload management, VMwareESX Server provides its own drivers for supported devices. Be sure that the devices you plan to use in yourserver are supported.
11.What is virtualization ?
Virtualization is the creation of a virtual (rather than actual) version of something, such as an operatingsystem, a server, a storage device or network resources.What are the types of virtualization?
12.What are the inherent benefits of virtualization ?
primarily cost savingsallows multiple operating systems to be installed on a single serverreducing the amount of hardwareConsolidating serversalso potentially reduces the amount of physical space that a company needs for its servers or data center.
13.What is a Hypervisor?
A hypervisor, also called a virtual machine manager, is a program that allows multiple operating systems toshare a single hardware host. Each operating system appears to have the host's processor, memory, andother resources all to itself. However, the hypervisor is actually controlling the host processor and resources,allocating what is needed to each operating system in turn and making sure that the guest operating systems(called virtual mahines) cannot disrupt each other.
14.What is ESX Server?
ESX Server is VMware’s flagship enterprise server virtualization platform. It comes in two versions – ESXServer and ESXi Server where the latter has no service console and is the thinnest version available. ESXServer has many optional features like VMotion and VMHA (both discussed below) and some built-in featureslike the VMFS file system. Most end users purchase VMware ESX Server with some set of optional features ina package called VMware Infrastructure. ESX Server is managed by the VMware Infrastructure Client. Itscentralized management platform is called Virtual Center.
15.What is Hyper-V?
Hyper-V is Microsoft’s flagship enterprise server virtualization platform. Hyper-V is a feature of WindowsServer 2008 and it is required to be run on system with a 64-bit CPU. Its Hypervisor is about 100k, theHyper-V role is about 100Mb, and Windows Server 2008, fully installed is multiple GB. The centralizedmanagement platform for Hyper-V is System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
16.Difference between ESX and GSX?
With VMware Workstation and GSX Server, the software sits on top of a host operating system such asWindows or Linux. With ESX Server, the software runs directly on the system's hardware, eliminating theneed to install a base OS. In fact, ESX has its own OS. The software basically runs on its own Linux kernel,and Linux is quite beneficial to know when working with the product, although it's not an absolute necessity.
17.What is the hardware version currently in ESX4?
18.What is VMware Workstation?