An Analysis of Disk Performance in VMware ESX Server Virtual Machines

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The performance of applications running within VMs is a significant factor in their adoption. VMware ESX Server was designed for high performance, and its architecture is streamlined to provide high-speed I/O. In this paper, we focus on one component of ESX Server's I/O architecture, its storage subsystem. We look at the characteristics of a series of disk… (More)

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@inproceedings{Ahmad2003AnAO, title={An Analysis of Disk Performance in VMware ESX Server Virtual Machines}, author={Irfan Ahmad and Jennifer M. Anderson and Anne M. Holler and Rajit Kambo and Vikram Makhija}, year={2003} }