Stress test of Windows on Xen

Posted by wjl on Jun 22, 2006 11:36 AM EDT; By wjl
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Today my boss sent an email asking why the network on a newly created Windows Server 2003 as a Xen guest domain runs with only 10 MBit/s. I looked it up in Windows using RDP, and indeed it said 10 Megabits. So I checked a bit more thoroughly and started to stress-test it a bit.

As a conclusion one could say: don’t believe everything you see - especially if you haven’t tested it with other methods first. I proved that Windows was wrong, and that Xen was perfectly capable of providing a 100MBit link for its guests.

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