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swamy
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Enthusiast

need help regarding vmmemctl - RHEL3

i have installed tools in RHEL3 VM. when i checked lsmod it is saying that vmmemctl -- unused. can any one tell me when this driver will be used by the VM.

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Texiwill
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Leadership

Hello,

This driver is the balloon driver and would be used when your memory is overcommitted and another VM needs to borrow some memory for its use.

Best regards,

Edward

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esiebert7625
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Immortal

Here's a good doc that talks about the memory features of ESX...

The Role of Memory in ESX Server 3 - http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx3_memory.pdf

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