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Trying VMmark on Some New Hardware

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I recently received a new HP DL380G5 server sporting the new Intel Woodcrest dual-core processors. I was finally ready to try it out on the Friday before Christmas and I didn’t want to be a Grinch by asking the lab support folks to connect a disk array before the long weekend, so I quickly set Read more...

Performance Tuning Guide for ESX 3

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Optimizing ESX’s performance is one of the primary tasks of a system administrator. One wants to make the best use of what ESX can offer not only in terms of its features but also their associated performance. Over time a number of customers have been asking us for a single comprehensive ESX performance tuning guide Read more...

Shrinking the VMmark Tile

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Our new benchmark, VMmark, had its first Beta release on December 21st. Now we are busy supporting the Beta users as well as trying to address some of the feedback we received during the earlier VMmark technology preview program with some of our hardware partners. We heard from almost everyone that the memory footprint of Read more...

Welcome to the VMware Performance Blog and the VMmark Benchmark

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Welcome to the VMware performance blog! Here we’ll address interesting issues regarding the performance of virtualized environments. For our first entry, we’ve chosen a subject important to many people: benchmarking. For a while now, VMware has been developing a benchmark to measure the performance of virtualized systems. The benchmark (VMmark) is specifically designed to measure Read more...