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[Xen-devel] Re: [Xen-users] [HOWTO] Running Xen 4.0 host (dom0) with Red

On Fri, Nov 19, 2010 at 02:07:54PM -0500, Digimer wrote:
> On 11/19/2010 01:28 PM, Pasi Kärkkäinen wrote:
>> Yep.
>> How/what are you thinking of benchmarking?
>> -- Pasi
> My current plan is;
> - Repeat all tests 3 times and average the results.
> - All tests run inside of a VM, one set with only one VM, again  
> simultaneously on two VMs and then a final set with three VMs  
> simultaneously.

It would be nice if you benchmarked both Xen PV and HVM VMs:

- Xen PV 32bit VM
- Xen PV 64bit VM

- Xen HVM 32bit VM
- Xen HVM 64bit VM

- Xen HVM 32bit VM (with PV-on-HVM drivers)
- Xen HVM 64bit VM (with PV-on-HVM drivers)

-- Pasi

> - Actual tests:
>   - bonnie++
>   - kernel compile timing
>   - network transfer of a large file from a common source
>   - migration timing on VM (live and frozen)
> I'd love to hear suggestions for other tests as well. I'll be posting my  
> results here:
> http://wiki.alteeve.com/index.php/Xen_vs._KVM_Benchmark_-_Nov._2010
> It's pretty empty though just now though.
> -- 
> Digimer
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