Paper: VMware Virtual SAN Performance with Microsoft SQL Server

VMware has released a paper titled:"VMware Virtual SAN Performance with Microsoft SQL Server", the paper which contains 9 pages shows the result of a scalability study running Microsoft SQL Server on VMware Virtual SAN using the DVD store benchmark.

Two cases were examined: (1) The number of nodes in the Virtual SAN cluster were scaled up from 4 to 8. (2) The number of DVD Store instances (virtual machines) per node were scaled up in a Virtual SAN cluster from 1 to 3.


The paper contains the following sections:

  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Experiment Setup
  • Test Methodology
  • Results and Analysis
  • Conclusion
  • Hardware Configuration
  • Virtual Machine Configuration
  • Workload Configuration
  • References