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    VM Guest Resources

    I am about to move my HAP install from an old physical box to a shiny new VM on our new ESXi host and I am curious to know what resources to allocate the VM?

    Can anyone shed some light? @nickbro what do you run your install on?

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    2x CPU
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    Is what we use. Runs ok.

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    Cheers. Anyone else? I'm trying to get a general consensus on this

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    The great thing about VMs is that you can change the resources allocated to the VMs on the fly.

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    Yeah I just didnt want to go in giving it too little and have HAP struggle under load or give it too much and waste resources

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    Ours is dual core, allocated 2GB at startup with permission to grow up to 8GB if it needs it (dynamic allocation).

    It's on two weeks uptime right now and it's still on 2GB because it hasn't asked for more.

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    Does ESXi 5.5 (Free one) support dynamic allocation? @sonofsanta

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    Not a clue, I'm on Hyper-V

    Point is that even 2GB seems fine (albeit we've only just launched so it may not be under full load atm)

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    Ah ok! Yesterday was a good test day for HAP with two year groups out. The web tracker graph spiked quite a bit!

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