Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization tries to save power by consolidating VMs onto fewer hosts. Unlike VMware DPM, hosts remain powered on -- still consuming significant datacenter energy. Only vSphere safely powers off unneeded hosts during off-peak periods.
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Today VMware and the top server hardware manufacturers (Dell, Fujitsu, HP, IBM and NEC) announced full support for VMware Distributed Power Management (DPM). If you have considered using VMware DPM in your datacenter but have hesitated due to lack of official server hardware manufacturer support statements, today’s news should provide the assurance you need to […]