Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on VMware

i stumbled over my notes file from 2010, when i started to have a closer look at VMWare Server Performance.

Here are the links:

Best Practices for SQL Server
http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-8964

Best Practice for SQL 2008 High Availability
http://communities.vmware.com/thread/251791

Virtualisierung von Unternehmensanwendungen: SQL Server
http://www.vmware.com/de/technical-resources/enterprise-applications/sql-server.html

Best Practices and Considerations for Virtualizing Microsoft SQL Server on VMware
http://matthensley.wordpress.com/2010/05/16/best-practices-and-considerations-for-virtualizing-microsoft-sql-server-on-vmware/

Performance Characterization of VMFS and RDM Using a SAN
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/performance_char_vmfs_rdm.pdf

Performance and Scalability of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 4
http://www.vmware.com/files/pdf/perf_vsphere_sql_scalability.pdf

MS SQL Server Best Practices (not really VMWare related, but worth reading)
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sqlserver/bb671430.aspx

VMWare Performance Analysis – collection of links

Here is the link collection, that i used to get more knowledge.

Interpreting esxtop Statistics

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-9279

Using esxtop to TroubleshootPerformance Problems

http://www.vmware.com/pdf/esx2_using_esxtop.pdf

Using the esxtop tool to identify VMware ESX memory use

http://searchvmware.techtarget.com/tip/Using-the-esxtop-tool-to-identify-VMware-ESX-memory-use

esxtop command showing high %RDY values for Virtual Machines running on NUMA enabled ESX hosts.

http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=1026063

Performance Monitoring and Analysis

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-3930

Troubleshooting Performance Related Problems in vSphere 4.1 Environments

http://communities.vmware.com/docs/DOC-14905