vSphere 6.0 U2 Storage Performance with 32Gb Fibre Channel

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We compared the I/O performance of vSphere 6.0 U2 over 16Gb and 32Gb Emulex FC HBAs connected via a Brocade G620 FC switch to an EMC VNX7500 storage array. Iometer, a common microbenchmark, was used to generate the workload for various block sizes. For single-VM experiments, we measured sequential read and sequential write throughput. For Read more...
Generational performance improvement from old study to new study

SQL Server VM Performance on VMware vSphere 6

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Last October, I blogged about SQL Server performance with vSphere 5.5 using a four-socket Intel Xeon processor E7 based host.  Now that vSphere 6 is available, I’ve run an updated set of tests using this new release, on an even more powerful host, with Xeon E7 v2 processors.  A variety of virtual CPU (vCPU) and Read more...