zhangfred_vm
Contributor
Contributor

Can the reserved resouce be used by other VM

Hi Friends,

Supposed there are two VMS in the ESX Host. VM_001 and VM_002

The total CPU of the ESX host is 2G.

The reserved Value of VM_001 is configured to 0.5G, and the other 1.5G is allocated to VM_002.

When the VM_001 and VM_002 is powered on, and the CPU of VM_001 is 100% used while only 40% is used in VM_002.

Does the VM_001 will use some CPUS by the VM_001?

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oreeh
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Immortal

Yes.

For a detailed explanation of shares and reservations take a look here http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=582117

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msmenne17
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Enthusiast

Reservations are checked at VM power on. The reservations simply ensures that there is enough CPU power to boot the VM.