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SQL Sever performance on VMware vSphere 4.0
VMware recently published a whitepaper titled "Performance and Scalability of Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere 4" that demonstrates VMware vSphere 4.0 can virtualize large SQL Server deployments with excellent performance and scalability. The paper documents results for a resource intensive OLTP workload running against a SQL Server 2008 database on the Windows Server 2008 operating platform and highlights single-VM as well as multi-VM performance.
For more information: http://blogs.vmware.com/performance/2009/06/sql-sever-performance-on-vsphere.html