I’ve received a lot of interest in my mini Hyper-V project. I’m still running preview bits of Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2012 R2. Once final bits are released I’ll do a clean re-install. But until then I’ve been using it running about 4 virtual machines without a hiccup. I was getting some questions about benchmarks so I thought I’d post what information I could.
Part of the challenge in using a benchmarking tool is that I’m running Server Core so most tools won’t run. I was able to install Dacris Benchmarks on the server and run some benchmarks. I didn’t bother with the video tests and not all features of the tool work on Server Core. But I was able to gather enough information if you are interested.
Overall, it looks like a pretty good system for what I need.
I hope it’s obvious this isn’t a production-level server for a datacenter. But for testing and lab work it is more than adequate. and personally, the portable form factor was the driving force. Dacris Benchmarks confirms my theory.
I also decided to grab system information with MSINFO32.EXE.
While not a benchmark, some of you may be interested in the nitty-gritty. You can also download a zip file with the complete NFO file.
Finally, if you missed any of the earlier articles on my project here they are:
I expect just about anywhere I will be presenting or training I’ll have this with me so please feel free to find me if you want a closer look.