A VM hosting a SQL Server workload was prepared for this test migration using the following settings:

  • 8 vCPU and 32 GB of RAM (within a pNUMA node of the hosting ESXi host)

  • Database disk placed on a separate PVSCSI controller

  • Windows Server 2016 SP1 Operating System

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2016 SP1 RDBMS


All best practices for SQL Server workloads on VMware SDDC were followed as outlined in Architecting Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere — Best Practices Guide.

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