!!! — UPDATE — !!!
~~ UPDATE – I will not be contniuing this testing with this machine. I am finding that although I have all the proper drivers and can get everything to work, something still doesnt seem right. At least if anything we can learn that even with all the drivers Hyper-v runs HORRIBLE on an Nvidia chipset or possibly just runs horrible.
I am trying to get my hands on a T300 to really make the test fair and then perform all of this testing again. My biggest goal is for a box that is fully supported by ESXi so I dont hear any whinning that the testing was unfair since I can load drivers for virtually anything in Windows but ESXi takes a bit of hacking.
I will leave this page posted for general knowledge and to get a taste of whats to come. Sorry the testing is incomplete. Carry on :)~~
Purpose – Benchmark Vmware and Hyper-v in several configurations then compair the numbers because numbers dont lie.
Processor – AMD Athlon 64 x2 AM2 4600+ 2.4GHz
Motherboard – Biostar Tseries TF8200 A2+ Socket AM2+
Memory – 4GB DDR2 667
Video – Onboard GeForce 8200
Hard Drive -Â Western DigitalÂ 80GB 7200rpm Sata II
Network Card – Intel PCI-e Gigabit EXPI9301
Processor – 2 Cores Allocated
Memory – 2GB Dedicated
Hard Drive – Default configuration on local drive
Network Card – Bridged networking w/ Intel
~link HOST Windows XP 64bit Vmware – GUEST Windows XP SP3
~link HOST Hyper-v Server – GUEST Windows XP SP3
~link HOST Windows Server 64bit Hyper-v – GUEST Windows XP SP3
~link HOST Windows Server 64bit
HOST ESXi U4 – GUEST Windows XP SP3
Windows XP SP3
Click the title above to view the results. Results will be linked as the testing is completed. If there is no link then it is because I am still testing that setup.
When testing is completed for every setup I will offer more details to each setup, I will then perform the tedious task of inputting all of the data into an Excel sheet for a direct compairison of all the setups in one location.
I will also add individual Excel sheets using the XP SP3 testbed as the Zero Point in which allÂ Virtual Machines will be tested against.