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    Default Benchmarks in VirtualBox

    I am very new to virtualization and just recently installed virtual box. i want to check the performance of virtual box by running benchmarks on it..Is there any benchmarks that would run on the virtual box itself??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shruthi23 View Post
    I am very new to virtualization and just recently installed virtual box. i want to check the performance of virtual box by running benchmarks on it..Is there any benchmarks that would run on the virtual box itself??
    Not that I'm aware off. That's a bit like asking: Is there a benchmark that runs on my computer itself? I don't really see the practical purpose of measuring the "raw" disk throughput (or whatever) of VirtualBox (same as with a physical computer). Unless your application runs directly on hardware, what's the point of knowing that the disk could potentially be a few percent faster if only there wasn't an operating system between you and the underlying hardware? A virtual machine emulates a physical machine as closely as possible, so you'll have to benchmark it like you'd benchmark a real machine.

    Normally you'll want to compare performance of benchmark/application X on OS Y to benchmark/application X on virtualized OS Y. You might then be able to tell that running your use case on Database Server on a virtual machine is ~10% slower than running it on a dedicated machine. As long as you can't run Database Server directly on hardware, you can't run it on VirtualBox without first installing an OS in your virtual machine either.

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    Default Benchmarks in VirtualBox

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