vSphere 7 Performance Best Practices Guide
I was waiting for this, it’s the Performance Best Practices Guide for vSphere 7.0. It’s a good document to review as it helps vSphere admins get the most out of their vSphere 7 environments. You want to ensure you plan and configure your deployments to the accepted standards from VMware. This document covers a variety of topics.
Julie Brodeur writes in the VMware VROOM! Performance Blog topics include
- Persistent memory (PMem), including using PMem with NUMA and vNUMA
- Getting the best performance from NVMe and NVME-oF storage
- AMD EPYC processor NUMA settings
- Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS) 2.0
- Automatic space reclamation (UNMAP)
- Host-Wide performance tuning (aka, “dense mode”)
- Power management settings
- Hardware-assisted virtualization
- Storage hardware considerations
- Network hardware considerations
- Memory page sharing
- Getting the best performance from iSCSI and NFS storage
- vSphere virtual machine encryption recommendations
- Running storage latency-sensitive workloads
- Running network latency-sensitive workloads
- Network I/O Control (NetIOC)
- DirectPath I/O
- Microsoft Virtualization-Based Security (VBS)
- Selecting virtual network adapters
- vCenter database considerations
- The vSphere HTML5 Client
- VMware vSphere Lifecycle Manager
- VMware vSAN performance
I’ve read past versions of this document and you can really learn a lot. It’s a quick read and it can help you think through many of your assumptions and design choices. It contains four chapters, which cover:
- Chapter 1, “Hardware for Use with VMware vSphere,” provides guidance on selecting hardware for use with vSphere.
- Chapter 2, “ESXi and Virtual Machines,” provides guidance regarding VMware ESXi™ software and the virtual machines that run in it.
- Chapter 3, “Guest Operating Systems,” provides guidance regarding the - Chapter 4, “Virtual Infrastructure Management,” provides guidance regarding infrastructure management best practices.
What are some of your go to documents from VMware? Let me know on Twitter if you took a glance at this document and how it helped you.