Performance Scaling with Quad-core Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3

Performance Scaling with Quad-core Dell PowerEdge 2950 Servers and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3

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When deciding how to implement a virtualized environment with industry-standard components such as Dell PowerEdge servers and VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 software, two key factors are how many virtual machines (VMs) a single server can run and what level of performance these VMs can provide. Although the answer depends on many different factors, testing with common applications and workloads can provide a starting point for enterprises planning such an environment.

 

This paper displays the results of tests on virtualized environments based on VMware Virtual Infrastructure 3 on two differently configured PowerEdge 2950 servers and one previous-generation PowerEdge 2850 server. Using three different workloads, the test team assessed the number of VMs that each server could host and the overall system performance.

 

Download this white paper to find out which combination came out on top.

Author

Todd Muirhead Senior Engineering Consultant, Dell, Inc Todd Muirhead is a senior engineering consultant on the Dell Scalable Enterprise Technology Center team. Todd has a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of North Texas and is Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer + Internet (MCSE+I) certified.
Vendor:
Dell, Inc.
Posted:
24 Jan 2007
Published
01 Jan 2006
Format:
PDF
Length:
5 Page(s)
Type:
White Paper
Language:
English

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