Author: Eric Siebert

Eric Siebert is an IT industry veteran, speaker, author and blogger with more than 25 years of experience who has been focused on virtualization since 2005. Siebert has published books including his most recent, “Maximum vSphere” from Pearson Publishing, and has authored training videos in the Train Signal series. He also maintains his own VMware information website, vSphere-land. Siebert has presented at VMworld several times and has been recognized as a vExpert by VMware every year since the programs inception in 2009.

Monitor vRAM Usage and Licensing in vSphere 5

by Eric Siebert

Because VMware's vSphere 5 licensing is now related to the amount of virutal RAM (vRAM) assigned to virtual machines, it is more important than ever for admins to keep memory usage in check. In this post, Eric Siebert demonstrates how to monitor vRAM usage to ensure that you are compliant with your license and your VM's are running as lean as possible.