R710 Exchange virutalization

4ghz intel xeon e5530 processors and 72 gb of ram

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Unformatted text preview: 4GHz Intel Xeon E5530 processors and 72 GB of RAM while the HP ProLiant DL385 G5 solution had two 2.7GHz AMD Opteron 2384 processors and 64 GB of RAM. (The Dell PowerEdge R710 currently supports up to the 2.93GHz Xeon X5570 processor.) The difference in the quantity and speed of RAM in the systems was due to the system architectures and was not a factor in performance because each virtual machine (VM) was limited to 4 GB of RAM. We connected the Dell PowerEdge R710 to the EqualLogic storage via iSCSI and connected the HP ProLiant DL385 G5 to the EVA 4400 storage via Fibre Channel. We installed build 148592 of a version of ESX still under development as the hypervisor for each server. ESX build 148592 supports the new virtualization technologies such as Intel VT Extended Page Tables (EPT). Peak number of virtual machines For this comparison, we used Microsoft Exchange LoadGen 2007, a Microsoft-provided tool for benchmarking an Exchange Mail Server. We defined the peak number of VMs per server as the Virtualized Exchange 2007 workload results maximum number of Higher results are better concurrent VMs under load 12 where each VM had acceptable performance. 1...
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