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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 Virtual Machine Performance

Optimizing a virtual machine’s performance involves tuning the processor, memory, network, and storage configuration. Tuning options will vary based on the type of workload, Hyper-V server configuration, interactions with other virtual machines, and the guest operating systems. This section discusses the options available and best practices for tuning the processor, memory, network, and storage of a virtual machine. Each section also presents guidance on monitoring each component to determine if the configuration is correct.

Maximizing Processor Performance

Hyper-V virtual machines can be configured with one, two, or four processors. To obtain the maximum processor performance, there are a series of actions ...

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