Increasing the amount of concurrent Vmotions

Here’s a nice little tip which has helped my ESX production deployment no end. By default ESX 3.5 will only vmotion 2 guests at a time which if you have a few on the host can add up a bit of time. It can also cause update manager to fail if the vmotion of the guests takes too long. Simply change the vpdx.cfg file (normally in c:docs & settingsall usersapp datavmwarevmware virtualcenter ) file on your vcenter server to the value you desire and restart the virtualcenter service. The change is required inbetween the <vpdx></vpdx> marker tags and you will need to insert the following: <ResourceManager> <MaxCostPerHost>16</MaxCostPerHost> </ResourceManager> Now the trick with this is to decide what you want the max cost to be and as usual there is aRead More…