Carrying on the theme from the Active Directory FSMO roles article, I thought I would put a little information around another really important AD component – the Global Catalog server.
The following article covers what is the Active Directory Global Catalog server, why it is important and the best practises around its placement…
Since vSphere 4.1 you have the option of setting the number of cores per CPU in a virtual machine. This allows you to present logical processors to a VM into specific socket and core configurations. This feature is commonly know as corespersocket.
So the question arises…. is it better two assign multiple sockets or multiple cores per socket?
Below we look into the best practices and when to use which option…
VMware Hot-Add is an awesome feature – adding CPUs and RAM to a virtual machine without having to power off, however have you ever wondered why it isn’t enabled by default? Recently I was reviewing our VM templates at work and was wondering if we should turn on CPU Hot-Add and Memory Hot-Add on our templates, therefore making it available for all new VMs. I did some research, and this is what I found….