Three facts about CPU shares in vSphere
CPU shares are a host level configuration setting that can be applied to virtual machine in vSphere. Here are three facts about CPU shares that are important for vSphere admins to understand:
- Shares control how many resources a virtual machine is allowed to consume as well as identify some minimum resource allocation for virtual machines that may need it.
- When an administrator makes configuration changes to CPU resource shares, no VM reboot is necessary since the configuration is at the host level and is not a local operating system setting.
- Shares are a proportional resource. When resources are allocated, it is done on the basis as a percentage of a whole. If you add resources, all reservations remain the same, but the individual resources are increased.