Performance of VMware VMI
Publisher : VMware
Latest Version : February 19, 2008
VMware ESX Server 3.5 introduces support for guest operating systems that use VMware's paravirtualization standard, Virtual Machine Interface (VMI). This paper describes VMI and its performance benefits, concluding that VMI-style paravirtualization offers performance improvements for a wide variety of workloads, but that the actual performance gains depend on the nature of those workloads.