Virtualization Performance Resources

Note: I have to confess up front that I cannot take credit for this list, but it was recently forwarded to me and I wanted to share…

As a follow on from my post on performance, here is a set of resources that are Microsoft and 3rd party that might be of interest. They are primarily technical, but will be a big help when looking at architecting your virtualization solution..


Title of Performance Materials

Hyper-V performance comparison: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 with Intel Xeon processor X5570- and E5450-based servers

1,000,000 IOPS with iSCSI – That’s Not a Typo…–thats-not-a-typo

AMD and Windows Server 2008 R2 + Virtualization,16385,&caid=&csId=%257b38cf0515-9906-482a-8fd5-8e79ce78830f%257d%2540%257bF933AF51-7E82-4A33-BCF8-BCA268E54679%257d

NetApp Solution Guide: Microsoft Exchange Server, SQL Server, SharePoint Server Mixed Workload on Microsoft Hyper-V and NetApp Fabric MetroCluster

Avanade – IT Firm Virtualizes Databases: Trims Servers 85 Percent, Ups Performance 50 Percent

Virtual Hard Disk Performance – Windows Server 2008 / Windows Server 2008 R2 / Windows 7

Windows Server Performance Team Blog – Windows Server Operating System Performance information, tools and discussion

Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2 IDE vs. SCSI Performance

Benchmarking Hyper-V on Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Virtualization Performance of SAP ERP* Solutions on the Intel Xeon Processor 5500 Series with Microsoft Hyper-V

A Performance Comparison of AMD OpteronTM Processors with Microsoft® Hyper-VTM Server 2008 R2

Implementing Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V™ and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 on HP ProLiant servers

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