Understanding Guest Machine Performance under Hyper-V

In this post I begin to consider guest machine performance under Hyper-V. This is the seventh post in a series on Hyper-V performance. The series began here. All virtualization technology requires executing additional layers of systems software that adds overheads in many functional areas of Windows, including processor scheduling, intercepting and emulating certain… Continue reading

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