Paper: Maximizing Virtual Machine Performance

Quest has released a paper titled: Maximizing Virtual Machine Performance – An introduction to performance tuning. The paper which contains 10 pages is written by Mattias Sundling who is Evangelist at Quest Software and comes from Vizioncore which was acquired by Quest in January 2008.

The paper provides an introduction to performance tuning on VMware ESX(i) 4.1 environments, illustrated by how vFoglight gives insight into peformance and linking to external articles which give more insight on specific topics.

The configuration of the following hardware components are covered:

  • vCPU
  • Memory
  • Disk
  • Network

Its probably not a coincidence that this paper follows the recent VKernel papers, titled: The Top 20 VMware Performance Metrics You Should Care About and 3 Ways Storage & Server Admins Unite to Enhance VMware Performance on performance tuning, which clearly means that Quest now perceives the startup as a serious competitor.