sunhero
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What is the purpose of DeployVMinfo

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Hi,

what is the purpose of DeployVMinfo?

I have deploy/DeployVMinfo = DeployVM0:xx.xx.xx.xx  

I can see a suggested static IP address shows in hosts-stub.txt, I have added it into /etc/hosts

but I don‘t know why we need that, I don’t see I have a machine created with name DeployVM0 in vcenter.

Thanks,

sunhero

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jpschnee
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In short, in addition to application workloads VMmark3 also contains infrastructure operations.  One of these is a Clone and Deploy operation which periodically creates a new VM from the VMmark template and performs some common administrative tasks.  Because you are working in a static IP environment, the DeployVMinfo parameter is used to tell the benchmark which IP address you'd like to use.  This should be a IP address that is within the same subnet as your other workload VMs but is not currently being used by any of the workload or client VMs.

For more info, take a look at the VMmark Users Guide, sections:

Virtual Machine Cloning and Deployment

Calculate the Number of Simultaneous Infrastructure Operations

-Joshua

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jpschnee
VMware Employee
VMware Employee

In short, in addition to application workloads VMmark3 also contains infrastructure operations.  One of these is a Clone and Deploy operation which periodically creates a new VM from the VMmark template and performs some common administrative tasks.  Because you are working in a static IP environment, the DeployVMinfo parameter is used to tell the benchmark which IP address you'd like to use.  This should be a IP address that is within the same subnet as your other workload VMs but is not currently being used by any of the workload or client VMs.

For more info, take a look at the VMmark Users Guide, sections:

Virtual Machine Cloning and Deployment

Calculate the Number of Simultaneous Infrastructure Operations

-Joshua