MSCOM have been working for a while to get their infrastructure completely virtualized. If you were at MMS 2008 and heard Bob Muglia’s Keynote, you already know that MSDN.microsoft.com (MSDN) and TechNet.microsoft.com (TechNet) have been successfully running on Hyper-V. Late last week we provide more details of the project (PDF Version Included) and announced that basically both sites are now running on the Hyper-V technology.
We do eat our own dog food a lot with many technologies, but this one is pretty important from a customer perspective as is give some real numbers on perf and stability that many could understand.
We left the back-end database on physical boxes, but moved 100% of the IIS7 machines to Hyper-V RC0 VMs with 4 virtual CPUs and 10GB RAM. The virtualization hosts are powered by 2 Intel quad-core CPUs and 32GB RAM (2GB are reserved for the Windows Server 2008 parent partition).
The performance report after this migration is very interesting:
Read the whole report here.