[THIN] Re: VMWare ESX testing

  • From: "Jim Kenzig http://thin.net" <jimkenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Apr 2004 09:36:02 -0400

We get 60 users running Office 2000/Outlook on our 700 mhz dl380's with 4
gig of ram (they are quads of course though)
Seems to me that for the price of ram or an extra processor you could get
more users for the same amount that you pay for vmware....
JK

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Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2004 9:24 AM
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Subject: [THIN] VMWare ESX testing


Just thought I would share this with the list.  I have been testing VMWare
ESX and Citrix MetaFrame.

For those that are interested, I have a Citrix server running on a Windows
Server 2003.  Citrix has the Citrix Server Testing Kit (CSTK) that I have up
and running.  Using this kit, I have been able to simulate connections to
this server.

Here are the results:

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All references to Office Products mean Office 2000.

These tests may not exactly equate to real world work because all
connections are performing work all the time, nobody ever takes a break or
sits and reads the latest joke in email.

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128M RAM - Single 3ghz processor - no hyper-threading enabled in the VM
13 users running Excel, Word and administrative apps (Command prompt,
terminal services admin, task manager, etc) before they started having
issues.

(RAM was the bottleneck)

512M RAM - Single 3ghz processor - no hyper-threading enabled in the VM
23 total user connections before issues
15 users running Excel, Word and administrative apps
8 users running Excel and Access

(Processor was the bottleneck)

512M RAM - Single 3ghz processor - hyper-threading enabled in the VM
30 total connections with no issues - probably could get more but I didn't
have it configured
20 users running Excel, Word and administrative apps
10 users running Excel and Access

(Processor was the bottleneck)

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