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Scaling Microsoft Internet Information Services in a Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization Environment

Date Added: Sep 2009
Format: PDF

This paper describes the performance and scaling of an industry-standard Web benchmark, WebBench, running in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 guests under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 using the KVM hypervisor. The host system was deployed on a Dell PowerEdge R710 G6 server equipped with 72 GB of RAM and comprising dual sockets each with a 2.66 GHz Intel Xeon E5540 (Nehalem) processor with support for hyper-threading technology, totaling 8 cores and 16 threads. The paper illustrates the ability of Red Hat virtualization to host Internet Information Services operating under virtualized Windows Server 2008.