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Intel® Xeon® processor 7000 sequence - Virtualization

Intel Xeon

Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series

Exceptional scalable performance with advanced reliability for your most data-demanding applications and intelligent performance that automatically adapts to the diverse needs of a virtualized environment.

4S legacy database virtualized consolidation performance using
Microsoft Hyper-V*

4S legacy database virtualized consolidation performance using Microsoft Hyper-V*

Benchmark description for legacy server consolidation using Microsoft Hyper-V Server* 2008 R2 hypervisor

The chart illustrates consolidation of one or more legacy database servers on to a single virtualized server platform. The database server used is Microsoft SQL Server* R2 2008 and the virtualization software used was Microsoft Windows Server* R2 2008 with Hyper-V. The legacy server, which was not virtualized, forms the baseline platform. On the consolidation server, virtual machine (VM) partitions of size comparable to the baseline platform were created. The maximum number of such concurrent VMs that can be supported defines the consolidation ratio.

The application used was DVD Store Version 2 (DS2) test tool. DS2 is an open-source simulation of an online e-commerce DVD store, where customers log in, browse, and order products. The main DS2 metric is orders per minute, or OPM.

Configuration details
Legacy server consolidation using Microsoft Hyper-V Server* 2008 R2 hypervisor

Comparison based on published results at http://principledtechnologies.com/clients/reports/intel/X7560VMSQL0310.pdf (PDF 581KB) as of 19 April 2010. Microsoft SQL Server* 2008 R2 was used as the database server in both the native and virtualized environments.

4S Intel® Xeon® processor 7140M based platform details

Intel® E8500 Chipset-based server reference platform with four Intel® Xeon® processor 7140M (16MB cache, 3.40GHz, 1066MHz FSB), 16x 2GB DDR2-400 memory, Microsoft Windows Server* 2008 Enterprise Edition R2, Microsoft SQL Server* 2008 database R2. Referenced as published at 23,651 OPM. In consolidated environment, vCPU=2, memory = 32GB, virtual NIC type = vmxnet3, and number of virtual disks = 3.

4S Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 based platform details

Intel® 7500 Chipset-based server reference platform with four Intel® Xeon® processor X7560 (24M cache, 2.26 GHz, 6.40GT/s Intel® QPI), 512GB memory (64x 8GB Dual-Rank DDR3-1066 REG ECC), Clarion* CX3-40 SAN using seven disk enclosures, Microsoft SQL Server* 2008 R2 on Hyper-V Server* 2008 R2. Referenced as submitted score of 304,511 OPM.

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