VMware Workstation faster than Hyper-V?

August 3, 2008 at 2:57 PM2102

Well... not exactly.

I came across a blog post on The Hypervisor which compares VMware Workstation and Microsoft Hyper-V.

The interesting part about benchmarks is that they are based only in difference between installation times which is complete nonsense. Hyper-V in known to be "slow" during installation (it's also slower than Virtual PC). Hyper-V shows real speed when Integrated Components are loaded.

It would be interesting to see a real (and with real I mean applications stress tests,... and not installation times) between Microsoft Hyper-V and VMware ESX. I can tell you from my test labs that VMware Workstation/Server is slow compared to Hyper-V. Anyone noticed Windows Server 2008 struggling on VMware ESX 3.5 and flying on Hyper-V? Must be something with Experimental support for Windows Server 2008 on ESX 3.5...



Source: Hyper-V benchmark surprise

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