VMmark: A Scalable Benchmark for Virtualized Systems

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September 25, 2006

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This paper presents VMmark, a novel benchmark for quantifying the performance of virtualized environments. VMmark is designed as a tile-based benchmark consisting of a diverse set of workloads commonly found in the datacenter. The workloads comprising each tile are run simultaneously in separate virtual machines at load levels that are typical of virtualized environments. The performance of each workload is measured and then combined with the other workloads to form the score for the individual tile. Multiple tiles can be run simultaneously to increase the overall score.