Re: just a question (virtual machines)

From: gs <>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 22:20:45 GMT
Message-ID: <1DmOl.26622$Db2.12477_at_edtnps83>

Palooka wrote:
> 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

The host OS is a 'nix I think, didn't know VM had a bare metal install so it could be that too, I'll have to check.

I have had no trouble with VMware to date, but it is one more point of failure being added.. Received on Tue May 12 2009 - 17:20:45 CDT

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