Virtualization Investigate

Best Practices for Sizing Server Workloads With Microsoft Hyper-V and Intel Xeon Processor Families

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Executive Summary

Server virtualization has been widely used in the past to consolidate development and test server workloads, but recent advances in virtualization technologies now support effective virtualization of production server workloads as well. By using a structured approach, one can optimize performance and scalability for a variety of production server workloads. In this podcast, the speaker speaks about best practices for identifying server workload characteristics and mapping virtualized server workloads to the appropriate Intel processor families. Topics the speaker covers in the podcast include: Hyper-V server virtualization architecture. Definition of common server workloads. Intel Xeon processor families. Evaluating server workloads. Sizing recommendations. Security and network considerations.

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