Microsoft SQL Server in a VMware Environment on Dell PowerEdge R810 Servers and Dell EqualLogic Storage
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.