Do you ever feel like your Windows server is not performing well in the VMware environment, as if it were a sponsor-less contestant in the arena of the annual hunger games? As a VMware admin and consultant I witnessed first hand the fine art of deception for presenting restricted resources to virtual machines. An application owner or Windows admin would come to my cube or put in a help desk ticket asking for a new virtual machine. They would often ask me for an insane amount of resources for this VM because the application vendor demanded it. So just like in the Hunger Games, I would plop the new VM into the environment but at the same time I would unleash harsh conditions on the VM without the requestor ever knowing. In my defense, I was kind of forced to be one Mean Game Master!