Virtualize Microsoft SQL Server For Improved Performance With PowerEdge 11th Generation
This white paper describes the benefits and performance of the latest Dell PowerEdge R810 running Microsoft SQL Server in VMware vSphere 4.0 Update 1 (U1) and EqualLogic PS6000XV iSCSI storage arrays. The Dell PowerEdge R810 offers an ideal platform to consolidate demanding virtual database workloads in space conscious datacenters. The R810 also offers energy efficiency features in a dense 2U, form factor rack server with up to a four-socket capacity and up to 512GB of RAM.
A series of evaluation and performance tests were executed to determine the performance the PowerEdge R810 can deliver in a virtual database environment. The tests compared the overall performance improvement against the previous server generation, as well as the added capacity.