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  • affinity rules

    Affinity rules are settings that establish a relationship between two or more VMware virtual machines (VMs) and hosts. 

  • VMware vApp

    A VMware vApp is a collection of virtual machines (VMs) and sometimes other vApps that host a multi-tier application, its policies and service levels. 

  • VMware resource pool

    A VMware resource pool is the aggregated physical compute hardware -- CPU and memory, as well as other components -- allocated to virtual machines (VMs) in a VMware virtual infrastructure. 

  • VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler)

    VMware DRS (Distributed Resource Scheduler) is a utility that balances computing workloads with available resources in a virtualized environment... (Continued) 

About DRS and DPM

VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler, or DRS, enables you to leverage your data center hardware by monitoring system usage and distributing workloads appropriately.

But if you're using both DRS and VMotion, the two can clash and negatively effect virtual machine performance. That in mind, an expert offers a few best practices for keeping your infrastructure optimized while running DRS and VMotion at the same time in one of the tips you'll find here.

VMware Distributed Power Management, or DPM, helps you 'go green' in your data center by keeping virtual servers on stand-by until end-user activity requires additional computing resources. This keeps your electricity and cooling costs down. Our experts offer tips for both those just getting started and those already familiar with DPM.