Performance and Scalability of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 5.5

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October 14, 2014

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This paper demonstrates that large Microsoft SQL Server databases can achieve great performance and fully utilize current-generation server and storage technology using VMware vSphere 5.5. The paper details a variety of vCPU and virtual machine quantity combinations, all of which show that vSphere can handle hundreds of thousands of online transaction processing (OLTP) database operations per minute.