Results: 4600 SD Users and 25150 SAPS* in a 2tier setup with 24 vCPU's
This is the largest 2 tier virtualized benchmark in history, and an excellent proof-point for:
VMware vSphere scalability
Large virtualized databases
Supportability of large SAP systems
Details on the SAP SD benchmark certificate :
We have created two Benchmarks on the exact same Hardware.
Virtualized: 1 VM with 24 vCPU's on 24 threads and 25120 SAPS*
Native: 1 Server with 24 threads and 26630 SAPS*
This is the "worst case scenario" since the VM takes all the native resources without additional resources for the Hypervisor and enables a one to one comparison, resulting in an overhead of only 6%.
With vSphere 5 even the most demanding SAP workloads are ready for virtualization.
*SAP ECC 6.0 with EHP 4 on Fujitsu Primergy on SuSE Enterprise Linux 11 SP1, database was MaxDB 7.8.
SAP certificate 2011027 and 2011028