Currently, we run about 10 VM's on a 2003 x64 box.. with 12GB of memory..
this box is a dual CPU quad core xeon 2.4GHZ box with a SATA2 32mb cache
raid6 array, consisting of 8, 500GB drives.. Our network has about 40 users
and 35 machines roughly.. i dont think our sql box gets hit that frequently
The performance Passmark rating of this box on the D drive array test is
about 3850 (This is with passmark software located at http://www.passmark.com/products/pt.htm
there is also a free trial)
For the Virtual Servers, even with 10 of them.. i get about 565 for an
average on each one (this is the equivalent of a dual core system)..
technically (i think) this is about 90% slower than the physical machine, if
you go by passmark ratings.. which maybe i shoudlnt ..
Things run fine.. i run virtually: Office Comm server, both Domain
controllers (anyone else doing DC's completely virtually?) with one on this
server and another DC on another virtual server that only runs a DC, i also
run Virtual Machine manager (guessing i wont need this with hyperV).. I run
MS Dynamics Great Plains, a sql 2005 box with 7 virtual instances..
sharepoint virtually.. Team Foundation server.. Configuration Manager..
antivirus trendmicro box.. etc..
In the case of the virtual SQL, i've installed the sql portion of say the
configuration manager or dynamics in these instances (seperately).. anyone
else doing this?
So my question is..
How is the performance of Hyper-V.. either barebones hyper-V or the software
Would anyone be willing to run the passmark test on the Host machine then on
a virtual server in either of these cases?
Is it really 85% that of the host machine with the barebones.. what is it
with the software version ontop of 2008 server?
How is everyone else's performance with VS 2005? Anyone running actual file
systems/non-passthrough inside a VM rather than on a host?
Thanks in advance..