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Where’s my CPU Affinity??

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We were having a discussion today over a vendor that said they currently do not support virtualizing their server application because of the “real-time clock” issues with virtualization, but they were working on this.  This led me to go find the VMworld 2008 presentation on Real-Time Applications.  The solution in the presentation was to set CPU Affinity for the VM.  Well, for the next 15 minutes or so, we went looking for CPU affinity with no luck in finding it.  Finally, we stumbled across it….

CPU affinity is hidden in the preferences for the VM when the VM is actively part of a DRS cluster.  For VMs in the DRS cluster with DRS disabled, CPU affinity can be found under the Advanced CPU selection in the resources tab.

Written by jguidroz

May 8, 2009 at 5:25 pm

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svmotion said NO!

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Today we were needing to a do a full restore of one of our servers; however, we did not have enough space on the LUN to take a snapshot of the system disk of the VM and perform a full restore.  So I decided I would svmotion the VM system disk to another LUN.

svmotion said NO!

It seems, if a VM has independent-persistent disks, svmotion will not move any virtual disks, even if the independent-persistent disks are remaining on their original LUN.  I currently do not have my vSphere 4.0 RC hosts connected to a SAN, so I can not test if this is still the case in vSphere 4.0.

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May 4, 2009 at 7:50 pm

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