Re: just a question (virtual machines)

From: Michael Austin <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 08:08:26 -0500
Message-ID: <TJzOl.16537$>

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?

Bottom line is - do you want/need to run in a supported environment or not? If the answer is "yes" then don't use VMware. Received on Wed May 13 2009 - 08:08:26 CDT

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