Playing with VMware GSX
Today I was playing with VMware GSX server. I did a clean Mandriva install, as simple as I could get, with Fluxbox as WM. The real test will be checking virtual networking and server consolidation features, but I’ve got some interesting numbers when installing the virtualized OSes.
Comparing Windows 2003 Standard and Mandriva 2006-0.5, I could see that W2K3 stays on 70% to 90% of CPU usage most of the time, while MDA uses 50% to 60%. Talking about memory, W2K3 takes 290MB to 320MB, while MDA uses only 20MB to 50MB.