Java Performance on vSphere 4

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VMware ESX is an excellent platform for deploying Java applications.  Many customers use it to support Java applications from the desktop to business-critical enterprise servers.  However, we haven't published any results recently highlighting the excellent performance of Java applications on VMware ESX.  As a first step at remedying this situation, we compared native and virtualized Read more...

VMware vCenter Update Manager Sizing Estimator Posted

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VMware vCenter Update Manager is a component of VMware Infrastructure that automates patches and upgrades of ESX hosts, virtual machine Tools and hardware, Windows and Linux virtual machines, and virtual appliance. A new sizing tool, VMware vCenter Update Manager Sizing Estimator, is now available.   The following input parameters are used to estimate database size, Read more...

Exchange 2007 performance on vSphere 4

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VMware recently released a whitepaper showing the performance scalability of Exchange 2007 on VMware vSphere. This paper shows that vSphere 4.0 achieves excellent performance and scalability both with regards to scale up (adding more vCPUs) and scale out (adding more VMs).  The results indicate that vSphere can easily support 4,000 heavy Exchange users with a Read more...

350,000 I/O operations per Second, One vSphere Host

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Summary VMware vSphere includes a number of enhancements that enables it to deliver very high I/O performance. In this study, we demonstrate that vSphere can easily support even an extreme demand for I/O throughput made possible by new products like Enterprise Flash Drives (EFD) offered by EMC. In the experiments conducted at EMC labs, we Read more...