What is the effect of applying a memory limit to these virtual machines?

A new ESXi 5.x host is set up with two virtual machines. A memory limit is applied so that users will have predictable performance as virtual machines are added to the host.

What is the effect of applying a memory limit to these virtual machines?

A.
No physical memory will be granted above the limit, but VSWP can be used.

B.
No physical memory will be granted above the limit, unless expandableVM shares are set to high.

C.
Physical memory will be granted above the limit under normal conditions. Disk pages will be used if contention occurs.

D.
Physical memory will be granted above the limit under normal conditions, unless physical memory runs out.

One Comment on “What is the effect of applying a memory limit to these virtual machines?

  1. Rich says:

    They should change this question to read:

    “A memory limit is applied so that users will have predictably POOR performance as virtual machines are added to the host.”


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