Ruben Spruijt, Technology Officer PQR and Jeroen van de Kamp, CTO Login Consultants released phase 2 of their Virtual Reality Check project.
This Project VRC phase 2 whitepaper focuses completely on analyzing Terminal Services (TS) workloads running on the latest generation hardware and hypervisors. While in phase 1 of project VRC VMware ESX3.5, Citrix XenServer 5.0 and Microsoft Hyper-V 1.0 were tested on a HP DL385G5 with AMD “Barcelona” processors, this whitepaper reviews vSphere 4.0, XenServer 5.5 and Hyper-V 2.0 running on HPDL380G6 with Intel “Nehalem” processor.
Project VRC made a deliberate choice not to directly compare Hypervisors in phase 1 (and published results in separate whitepapers), the community and the vendors, logically, did. Therefore, we decided that Project VRC will release this single whitepaper for the phase 2 results, including the three hypervisors. This is also possible with Login VSI 2.1, the product independent VDI & TS benchmark, which allows the external timing and calibration of the workload, ensuring that the published results are not influenced by the potential clock drifts within the virtual machines.