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3. Start the VM by right-clicking the VM, and choosing Power Power On.
4. Click Start Control Panel Network and Internet Network Connections, and double-click the Local
5. Select Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4), and click Properties.
6. In the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPv4) Properties screen, select the Use the following IP address
7. Enter a valid static IP address for this new VM, subnet mask, and default gateway.
8. Select the Use the following DNS server addresses radio button, and enter at least one valid DNS server,
if the application requires you to do so.
9. Click OK, and click Close to exit.
10. Click Start Control Panel System.
11. Click Change Settings to change the computer name.
12. Click the Change button
13. Type the new computer name
14. Click OK, then click OK again.
15. Reboot the VM as prompted. Principled Technologies, Inc.: Virtualized OLTP workload performance comparison of end-to-end solutions:
Dell PowerEdge R710 with Dell EqualLogic storage vs. HP ProLiant DL385 G5 with HP StorageWorks EVA
4400 storage 13 Creating the virtual client machines
For the DVD Store scripts, we used a number of client virtual machines to simulate a number of users putting a
load on the server. To ensure that the accuracy of virtual clients is comparable to physical clients we performed a
similar test on physical clients as well. For our client VMs, we installed a fresh copy of ESX 3.5 update 3 on our
client host; a Dell PowerEdge R900 server with four 4 Intel X7460 2.66Ghz processors, eight 73GB, 15k SAS
drives and 64GB RAM. We created and configured a master client as we describe above, and also installed a
fresh copy of Windows Server 2003 R2 x86 w/ SP2 on the initial client and installed Windows Updates available
as of Feb. 24, 2009. We created a folder called C:\ClientShare to store workload scripts, and shared this folder for
access from our controller machine. We installed the .NET 2.0 framework on each client VM, as the DVD Store
test executable requires this. We created a performance counter log on each client machine to track the number
of orders per minute (OPM) each virtual database server returns. We used the Windows Server 2003 version of
the system preparation tool to prepare the VM for cloning, and then used the cloning shell scripts to create the
additional clients. We followed this process for each installation:
1. Follow the steps in the earlier Creating a virtual machine section using the following VM specifications:
a. Name: SQLClient
b. Virtual processors: 2
c. Virtual memory: 4096 MB
d. Virtual Disk Size: 8 GB
e. Virtual network: External Network
2. Install Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x86 Edition Service Pack 2 on the VM.
3. Assign a computer name of Clientx for the database client, where x is the client number.
4. For the licensing mode, use the default setting of five concurrent connections.
5. Enter a password for the administrator log on.
6. Select Eastern Time Zone.
7. Use typical s...
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