Tip of the Day: More on Memory Demand


In yesterday’s tip, I talked about Memory Demand in Windows 10 Hyper-V.  I got a couple of questions that let me to believe a bit of clarification might be needed.

It’s true that Memory Demand was included in Windows 8.1 Hyper-V.  However, if you turn off Dynamic Memory, that field disappears.  What Windows 10 Hyper-V is adding is the ability to display Memory Demand when Dynamic Memory is disabled.  This is aimed at our PaaS hosters.  They tend to not use dynamic memory but still want to be able to judge how much memory a VM really needs.

PaaS hosters are looking for static values that they can market to their customers.  Specific amount of RAM, specific processor number, specific storage space.  So dynamic memory doesn’t work for them.  But they still want to see this information.


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