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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Optimizing Server Performance

Configuring your Hyper-V server to obtain the best performance requires focusing on four main configuration areas: processor, memory, disk subsystem, and network adapters. Using the fastest hardware components available is a good beginning, but how you combine them to obtain the optimum configuration is not always obvious. In this section, you will learn more about the four main configuration areas and best practices to obtain the optimum performance from your Hyper-V server.

Maximizing Processor Performance

Hyper-V requires 64-bit processors from Intel or AMD with hardware virtualization support—Intel VT or AMD-V. Utilizing multiple processors does not provide linear scaling on performance, but a multithreaded application ...

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