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Re: [Xen-devel] A Performance Comparison of Hypervisors

  • To: "Anthony Liguori" <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • From: "Nicholas Lee" <emptysands@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Feb 2007 23:36:14 +1300
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On 2/4/07, Anthony Liguori <aliguori@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

I wonder why you say this.  I thought the benchmark was done very well.
What we need is more benchmarking, not less.  Unfortunately, VMware
makes publishing benchmarks difficult as you have to get their approval.


[1] The PV drivers that come in XenEnterprise are, AFAIK, only for

The person who did the benchmark might have done a brilliant job, but
it reads like marketing pamphlet for VMware.  A good test show be
neutral. Show their best product against Xen's lowest offering is just

As you say, the netperf test was silly, a good independent tester
wouldn't do something like that.

Vmware is very mature. I use both it and Xen and they both work well.
Xen certainly works better for some jobs than seems to be presented in
that report.


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