memory-sizing-for-server-virtualization

Memory-sizing-for-server-virtualization

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Unformatted text preview: ges of implementing our consolidation strategy. Preliminary results have validated our assessment; all indications are but increase the memory required per VM. We expect that this would not materially change overall virtualization host memory requirements. 9 White Paper Memory Sizing for Server Virtualization Conclusion Intel IT has standardized on 16 GB of memory for dual-socket virtualization host servers, based on extensive analysis of maximum physical memory consumption on more than 3,000 servers running non-virtualized workloads. We found that approximately half of these servers consume 1 GB of memory or less. For workloads of this size, our experience to date indicates that we can achieve consolidation ratios of up to 15-20 to 1 using low-cost dual-socket virtualization hosts based on quad-core processors. Our analysis indicates the importance of host memory based on measurements of carefully monitoring memory consumption on actual memory consumption, we believe we can the systems to be virtualized in order to size maximize utilization of virtualization host server virtualization host memory appropriately. Our memory and avoid paying for unused memory monitoring showed that for many servers, actual and associated data center power and cooling. memory use is modest. By sizing virtualization 10 Memory Sizing for Server Virtualization White Paper Authors Sudip Chahal is a compute and storage architect with Intel Information Technology. Todd Glasgow is a service manager with Intel Information Technology. Acronyms DIMM dual in-line memory module TCO total cost of ownership GB gigabyte VM virtual machine 11 www.intel.com/IT This paper is for informational purposes only. THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED "AS IS" WITH NO WARRANTIES WHATSOEVER, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT, FITNESS FOR ANY PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR ANY WARRANTY OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF ANY PROPOSAL, SPECIFICATION OR SAMPLE. Intel disclaims all liability, including liability for infringement of any proprietary rights, relating to use of information in this specification. No license, express or implied, by estoppel or otherwise, to any intellectual property rights is granted herein. Intel, the Intel logo, Intel. Leap ahead. and Intel. Leap ahead. logo, and Xeon are trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. * Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others. Copyright 2007, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved. Printed in USA 0707/SEP/RDA/PDF Please Recycle ITAI Number: 07-1206w...
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