Re: just a question (virtual machines)

From: Palooka <>
Date: Wed, 13 May 2009 15:41:47 +0100
Message-ID: <M_AOl.42133$5S3.27413_at_newsfe05.ams2>

gs wrote:
> 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..

I take it all back. I had overlooked the support issue. My bad.

Palooka Received on Wed May 13 2009 - 09:41:47 CDT

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