SAP SD benchmark running in a VM: Leadership performance using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/KVM

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Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 6/KVM demonstrated excellent virtualization efficiency (of 85%) by achieving an SAP SD benchmark result of:

  • 10,700 SAP SD users using a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/KVM virtual machine, versus
  • 12,560 SAP SD users using Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 on a bare-metal system

Both were running on identical hardware.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6/KVM demonstrated the best SAP SD benchmark performance among all published SAP SD results using various virtualization technologies:

  • 10,700 SAP SD users using a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2/KVM virtual machine, versus
  • 4,600 SAP SD users using a VMware vSphere 5 virtual machine, versus
  • 501 SAP SD users using a Micorsoft Windows Hyper-V virtual machine