[ngw] ESXI 3.5 vs ESXi 4.0 (multi posted)

Randy Grein randygrein at comcast.net
Fri Apr 23 21:35:31 UTC 2010


Yes, there are supposed to be significant improvements in network  
performance, especially iSCSI. Something about bonding multiple nics  
but I can't recall details.
Randy Grein

On Apr 23, 2010, at 11:29 AM, Keith Larson wrote:

> I don't know between 3.5 and 4, but I'm pretty sure that there are  
> significant improvements.  I know that I was using the E1000 nic  
> driver and he said that the vmxnet3 driver was 2 to 3 times faster  
> than it.  When I configure an XP workstation with it, it shows a  
> connection speed of 1.4gb.  This comes from the upgrade from  
> hardware version 4 (esxi 3.5) to the hardware version 7 (vSphere  
> 4).  I'm talking about the VM hardware revision.
>
> You should go 64-bit and ESXi 4 if there is any possible way.
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> Keith Larson
> Franklin Computer Services - K12 Group
> (614) 561-4887
> klarson at k12group.net
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> >>> Joe Acquisto <joe.acquisto at gmail.com> 4/23/2010 1:14 PM >>>
> Certainly there is enough experience and options on these lists to  
> comment.
>
> Wondering if the "real world" performance difference, if any, between
> ESXi 3.5 (32 bit) and 4.0 (64 bit) is worth having to go hunt up an
> "approved" 64 bit machine?
>
> Guest performance, of primary interest.
>
> I have several older servers that accept (and seem to run) 3.5, but,
> sigh, none that accept an install of 4.0.
>
> joea
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