Definition - What does Workload Placement mean?
Techopedia explains Workload Placement
In this context, workload placement involves assigning a specific workload where it can be easily completed by a VM or another component. Some issues involved here include the allocation of resources, such as how a virtual CPU or a virtual memory is assigned to a VM. Issues like VM density or clustering also apply.
In virtualization workload placement, it is believed that traditional load balancing does not go far enough to ensure the efficient use of virtual resources. Workload placement tools therefore try to address this issue, for instance, by analyzing metrics like CPU readiness and CPU wait time to determine whether different workloads should be put in a particular virtual cluster. This and other management techniques allow a hardware virtualization infrastructure to perform as expected.
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