Moving on to a new blog…

To all my readers I want to thank you!  Over the last couple of years I’ve gotten lots of great feedback and comments on this blog.   It has been read over 386,000 times as of 2/13/2011.   I hope you’ll join me on my new blog where I hope to put out more real…

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An oldie but goodie–SQL Performance Turning

While looking through past performance talks and presentations I came across this talk done at a BlackBoard.com conference and since it was already in the public domain I thought it worth sharing here.  Keep in mind while the tuning principles are timeless there are some cool new techniques around performance turning and monitoring in SQL…

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Wow… Hyper-V does it again – RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory

Hard to believe it has been eight months since my last post.  I’ve been deep into Windows Sercurity and Reliabiltiy and was fortunate enough to have a chance to contribute to one of the two features I’m briefly blogging about today – RemoteFX. So what are RemoteFX and Dynamic Memory?  RemoteFX is the next step in…

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Best Practices for SAP on Hyper-V

Hyper-V’ers, A SAP on Hyper-V paper was just brought to my attention. It has a very good overview of Hyper-V and how it benefits SAP,  The document focuses on getting SAP running well in Hyper-V and has lots of great technical information.  One thing I wish the paper had was solid performance data showing how…

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Windows Server 2008 R2 Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) Performance Paper

If you have been looking for VHD performance data the paper below should give you a lot of what you have been looking to find.  The paper compares VHD performance on Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2.  It uses the new Native VHD implementation for R2 and loopback VHD 2008.  There are some…

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Hyper-V iSCSI performance numbers

I’ve seen a number of threads and questions recently around iSCSI performance in virtual machines.  If you are looking for Hyper-V information I suggest you check out the following paper: iSCSI 10 Gigabit Ethernet Performance Tuning With Windows Server® 2008, Hyper-v and the NetApp FAS® 3070 http://download.microsoft.com/download/F/B/3/FB38CA2C-6694-4D25-8452-4A28668A87F2/MSFT-NetApp-10G.docx This paper has a really good overview of…

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Hyper-V Performance FAQ R2

Anthony F. Voellm (aka Tony) 12/17/2009 http://blogs.msdn.com/tvoellm This FAQ is titled R2 since it updates the original FAQ as of the Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V.  Since Hyper-V originally released we have continued to improve it.  We have new features in R2 like Live Migration, support for 64 processors and lots of improvements in networking…

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Note the new title….

Thanks to many of you for finding value in this blog.  I hope you have enjoyed the content and you’ll see more Hyper-V in the near future.  For example I have a blog coming titled “Hyper-V Performance FAQ R2” coming soon. I’ve changed the name of the blog to “All topics fundamentl” to reflect some of the…

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What’s new in Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Performance and Scale?

When the first version of Hyper-V launched last year we worked really hard to make it a great performing product.  From what I’ve heard from all of you we did just that – delivered a great performing product.  Now in less than a year we have made great strides.  For example when we first shipped…

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Useful IO profiles for simulating various workloads

A buddy of mine [Liang Yang] recently shared the following table with me and I thought you might also find it useful with trying to simulate various workloads.  In particular when testing and evaluating Hyper-V. A tool like IOMeter [from www.iometer.org] can be programmed with the mixes of reads/wrtes and sequential/random IO’s detailed below. Workload Category…

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