Using VMware ESX Server with IBM WebSphere Application Server

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August 20, 2006

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This paper looks at the best practices when running VMware ESX Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server on a large symmetric multiprocessor (SMP) server to achieve the best application performance (throughput and response time). Our tests concluded that the use of VMware software is an excellent option for those wanting to run WebSphere Application Server in a virtualized SMP environment.