Re: just a question (virtual machines)

From: Palooka <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 23:09:04 +0100
Message-ID: <4smOl.103047$y17.101144_at_newsfe11.ams2>

gs wrote:
> My workplace is seriously considering going to virtual machines for most
> of the servers, including database servers. We are a windows shop and
> have several VMware servers running test env's now. I am not in favour
> of running production db's on vm's, but I don't have the final say here.
> Having said that, I have had many test db's on vms for over two years
> now and they have been trouble free.. I'm recommending that we take a
> good look at Oracle's VM if we go this route, but I know I'll hit
> resistance here too.
> I haven't had a chance to download and play with Oracles vm yet, so I
> don't know a lot about it.
> If you were told you were going to all vm's for database servers, would
> you be comfortable with VMware or would you fight tooth & nail to go
> with Oracle's?

No experience with Oracle's VM; sorry.

VMware seems to work very well indeed. I would not be inclined to fight at all. Personally though, I don't think I'd recommend Windows as the host OS. I'd rather use *ix or VMware's bare metal.

Palooka Received on Tue May 12 2009 - 17:09:04 CDT

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