Hyper-V architecture

This is the second post in a series on Hyper-V performance. The series begins here. Hyper-V installs a hypervisor that gains control of the hardware immediately following a boot, and works in tandem with additional components that are installed in the Root partition. Hyper-V even installs a few components into Windows guest… Continue reading

Hyper-V Performance — Introduction

Recently, I put Microsoft’s Hyper-V virtualization technology through its paces, subjecting it to a series of CPU and memory stress tests. These tests are similar to the ones I used to evaluate the performance of VMware ESX and help me understand its impact on Windows guest machine performance. This blog entry… Continue reading