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VMware vCenter in a Virtual Machine – The Performance of the MS SQL Database


VMware has released a 17-page document “Performance of Virtualized SQL Server-Based VMware vCenter Database”, in which, they have included the basic aspects of database performance, Microsoft SQL Server for VMware vCenter Server in a virtual machine infrastructure vSphere.


  • Most of the demanding operations of MS SQL database on a virtual vCenter performance are comparable to the physical installation.
  • SQL Server-based vCenter, managing a large number of ESX host servers and clusters, can work in a virtual machine.
  • MS SQL database, in general, operates with almost no loss of performance in virtual machines on vSphere 4.1.

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