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Hyper-V Best Practices by Benedict Berger

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Chapter 6. Hyper-V Performance Tuning

 

"Guesswork is the path to failure. Start on a good footing with MAP and know your requirements. Follow the best practices of this book to avoid most performance issues. And practice monitoring your hosts and workloads so you can quickly fix issues if they happen."

 
 --Aidan Finn – MVP Hyper-V

After completing the basic configuration of all Hyper-V components, it's now time for additional performance tuning.

These are the topics that we will cover in this chapter:

  • Measuring performance
  • Performance tuning and sizing guidelines for:
    • Hardware
    • Storage/network
    • Hyper-V server role
  • Benchmarking
  • Tuning for client virtualization and virtual GPUs

Measuring performance

Before we start getting into performance tuning, it's necessary ...

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