Gaprofittit
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Paravirtualization, when to use and other questions

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Hi All,

I've read a few articles now that it's best practice to use Paravirtualization all the time, even for lower consuming VM's.  I wanted

to confirm that this is true and also how do you change an existing VM to use Paravirtualization?

Thanks,

Greg

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Also remember they are not recommended for locally attached disks.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator

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Are you referring to PVSCSI or Paravirtualization

Paravirtualization

http://blogs.vmware.com/guestosguide/2009/09/vmi-retirement.html

PVSCSI

http://kb.vmware.com/kb/1010398

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Paravirtualization is one of those keywords that almost became unusable because it is used so differently ...

what do you want to know ?

use pvscsi and vmxnet devices ?
use special Paravirtualization-features in Linux kernels ?

AFAIK using
vmi.present = "TRUE"
is deprecated and only works on 32bit VMs

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"
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PVSCSI versus LSI Logic

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PVSCSI

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As long as it is supported on the OS you will be using I would use it. It is a short list see the KB article.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator
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Also remember they are not recommended for locally attached disks.

-- David -- VMware Communities Moderator

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