VMware® vCenter database stores meta data on the state of
a VMware vSphere environment and is a key component of vCenter performance.
We recently ran performance micro-benchmarks on a vCenter
4.0 database with Microsoft SQL Server 2008 and published a Performance white
This paper presents the performance results of the
micro-benchmarks and provides best practices information for configuring a vCenter 4.0 database. The paper also provides
information for sizing the server you use to host the vCenter database based on
these performance results. The examples and performance data presented in this
study are specific to Microsoft SQL Server and the paper assumes that you have
a working knowledge of SQL Server.