Understanding VMDirectPath I/O

What is VMDirectPath I/O VMDirectPath I/O is a VMware technology that can be used with I/O hardware to reduce the CPU impact of high-bandwidth throughput workload’s by ‘‘bypassing’’ the hypervisor. It is supported for specific networking adapters in vSphere ESX 4, and it is experimental for specific storage adapters in vSphere ESX 4. By allowing…

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Storage Basics

I have been concentrating on storage for some time now and if you are trying to understand storage basis, here is a great list of documents covered by Josh Townsend  in his blog. I was lucky to hit this early than many of you wanted to, I hope this helps you to get a clear…

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