hack3rcon
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VMware Tools on Linux.

Hello,

The VMware Tools is installed and running:

# service vmtoolsd status

vmtoolsd (pid  1956) is running...

But, My server memory become full and crashed:

htop.png

Any special configuration for VMware Tools?

# vmware-toolbox-cmd stat balloon

0 MB

Thank you.

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daphnissov
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Any special configuration for VMware Tools?

Nope

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hack3rcon
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Is it working automatically?

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daphnissov
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larstr
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hack3rcon,

Ballooning will not prevent a single VM from running out of memory, it is a mitigation to prevent the host from running out of memory by stealing memory from less used VMs to the ones in need.

Memory management (including ballooning) in ESXi is still based upon the ideas presented at OSDI'02:

http://www.waldspurger.org/carl/papers/esx-mem-osdi02.pdf

Lars

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hack3rcon
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Thank you.

Thus, the ballooning idea is not completed yet.

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