Resource Pools


Is it always recommended to use resource pools in vCenters? Or if I don’t need to set shares and reservations i shouldn’t use it. Becuase i am noticing that if vms not sized well in resource pool it can have the opposite effect if we have few vms on test resource pool compared to many in Prod. Resource pool.

If i am using SIOC, resource pool would be a best practice right? Better than applying shares on each vm by itself?

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  1. In my experience resource pools are used in one of two instances. The first one is to give priority in times on resource contention. The second instance is to limit the amount of resources you want a certain group of servers to have (think about things like mutli-tenant environments). If you do not fit in either of these situations I would avoid resource pools. It adds complexity for complexity sake.

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