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VMware Updates Benchmarking - VMmark 1.1

VMware has released a new version of their VMmark benchmarking tool.  The new version has a mix of 32-bit and 64-bit virtual machines to better reflect current environments. 

Significant changes from VMmark 1.0 are listed below:

 

  1. The database server virtual machine has been updated from 32-bit Novell SLES 10 to 64-bit Novell SLES 10 SP1.
  2. The web server virtual machine has been updated from 32-bit Novell SLES 10 to 64-bit Novell SLES 10 SP1.
  3. The fileserver virtual machine has been updated from 32-bit Novell SLES 10 to 32-bit Novell SLES 10 SP1.
  4. The Java server virtual machine has been updated from 32-bit to 64-bit Microsoft Windows Server 2003.
  5. The Java server virtual machine now enables large-page support.
  6. The clients and the webserver virtual machines now use SPECweb2005 v1.20 (or later) due to output format changes.
  7. The benchmark harness now detects and corrects thread count errors in Loadsim.
  8. Tilescore defects have been fixed and time synchronization improved.
  9. The deprecated Java options in the Java server workload parameters are removed.
  10. The tilescore script is enhanced to process partial results.
  11. The VMware VMmark Benchmarking Guide has been updated.
  12. The VMware VMmark Tuning Guide has been updated.
  13. The Run and Reporting Rules for VMmark has been updated.
  14. The disclosure.html template is improved.
Published Tuesday, June 10, 2008 7:35 AM by David Marshall
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