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Virtualization Capacity Planning

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Virtualization adoption guru Alessandro Perilli discusses capacity planning for virtual machines.
Every virtualization platform has an expected average performance level, which is influenced by several factors that are independent from the chosen hardware -- from optimization of the virtualization engine to the expected load that the virtual machine will have to handle. The number of virtual machines that a single core (or a single CPU, in the case of single core processors) can reasonably support depends on these factors. So, a VMware ESX Server 3.0 and a Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 can have a completely different VM/core ratio even on the same host.
 read more | mail this link | score:7869 | -janewalker6847, July 19, 2006
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