2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 23, 2018 6:41 AM by HendersonD

    Transparent page sharing not yielding memory savings, why?

    HendersonD Hot Shot

      We are running ESXi 6.7 Update 1 and View 7.6. We have a pool of 160 linked clone desktops spread across 3 hosts. These hosts have nVidia Tesla M10 cards in them which requires that you reserve the full amount of memory assigned to a desktop. We have transparent page sharing on this pool set to "Desktop Pool". ESXTOP shows no memory savings under the line starting with PSHARE/MB. If transparent page sharing is actually saving memory, it should show in ESXTOP as illustrated in this article

      VMware Memory Management Part 2 – Transparent Page Sharing (TPS)

       

      Is the reason the fact that we are using nVidia cards and all memory has to be reserved?

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