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Jeff Woolsey and the Hypervisor Footprint Debate (Part 2)

Jeff Woolsey and the Hypervisor Footprint Debate (Part 2)

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I blogged about Jeff’s analysis of the ‘Hypervisor Footprint' Debate’ a few days back, but that was only Part 1.  Part 2 of Jeff’s analysis is now online, yet this time, compares the full Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, with the full VMware ESX 3.5.


Needless to say, it makes interesting reading, even for a Friday evening (UK :-))

Read it here.


  • So any idea what Hyper-V Server R2 is meant to have in terms of footprint Matt? I figured very small, but in my 5 node Hyper-V Server R2 cluster I only get 60.04GB RAM free under SCVMMR2, where we have 64GB RAM in the box....

  • Hi mate - this article is mainly about disk footprint, which I reckon will be about 2-3GB (estimate, so don't quote me!) without the page file.  In terms of memory, I'm surprised VMM is reporting 4GB being used - on my 8GB box, I tend to have more than 7GB remaining.

    Is it pure Hyper-V Server R2 and now't else?


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