When managing your resources, you should be aware of what your goals are.

In addition to resolving resource overcommitment, resource management can help you accomplish the following:

  • Performance Isolation—prevent virtual machines from monopolizing resources and guarantee predictable service rates.

  • Efficient Utilization—exploit undercommitted resources and overcommit with graceful degradation.

  • Easy Administration—control the relative importance of virtual machines, provide flexible dynamic partitioning, and meet absolute service-level agreements.