Virtualization Benchmarks Performance

First VMmark Publications Featuring vSphere 7.0 U1 and Cooper Lake Processors

Today we published new VMmark benchmark results for all three test types (Performance Only, Server Power-Performance, Server and Storage Power-Performance) that have two new notable distinctions:

  1. These are the first results to use vSphere 7.0 Update 1, which expands host limits and increases resource maximums for VMs.
  2. Both ESXi hosts used in these results use the latest 3rd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (known as “Cooper Lake”).

Here is a graph showing how the new performance result (19.72 @ 20 tiles) compares to the previous generation (17.23 @ 18 tiles):

VMmark 3.1 vSphere 6.7 with Cascade Lake vs.vSphere 7.0 Update 1 with Cooper Lake

As you can see, Fujitsu was able to achieve a higher score, while being able to run two additional tiles (38 more VMs) and still meeting strict quality-of-service (QoS) compliance requirements imposed by the benchmark.

Here are links to the new Cooper Lake–based VMmark result disclosures:

VMmark is a free benchmark tool used by hardware vendors and others to measure the performance, scalability, and power consumption of virtualization platforms and has become the standard by which the performance of virtualization platforms is evaluated.  For more information, please visit the VMmark product page.


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