Virtualizing all parts of today’s software
infrastructure has become a priority for many. Creating a more flexible and dynamic environment with improved
availability enables organizations to accelerate innovation, reduce time to
market, cut costs and deliver higher uptime.
Databases have rarely been the first
candidates for virtualization – mainly as a result of fears in consolidating
such critical resources, and in I/O overhead that may have degraded service
levels. However with improvements in
hypervisor designs coupled with more powerful commodity server hardware and
repeatable best practices, many of these concerns are rapidly diminishing.
It was in this context that we began development of the Oracle VM
Template for MySQL Enterprise Edition, making the world’s leading web database
radically simpler to
deploy, manage, and support in a virtualized environment.
Along with the development team, we
will be hosting a live webinar on Wednesday July 13th where we will
introduce the Template and demonstrate how to deploy it in production
We will show how, in 1-click, users can download the Oracle VM
Template - providing a pre-installed, pre-configured, pre-tested virtualized MySQL
instance running on Oracle Linux and Oracle VM, packaged and certified for
With the download complete, users
simply import the template into the Oracle VM Manager and then configure for
their local environment via a self-running first boot script. The image is then provisioned to the Oracle
VM Server Pool where it is ready for use. It is simple to clone the image to create multiple MySQL instances in
seconds and customize the template with additional software stacks to create
new Golden Images.
In addition to rapid deployment,
users also benefit from the integrated High Availability technologies that are
part of the Template. Oracle VM provides
native clustering mechanisms that can detect failures in the underlying server,
VM or MySQL instances and automatically fail over to the other nodes in the VM
Server Pool. User can configure the recovery
to a specific server, or can allow Oracle VM to load balance the recovery to any
server in the pool.
With downtime resulting from
scheduled maintenance activities now representing the majority of outages in
today’s data centers, Oracle VM also offers live migration. A user can initiate
the migration of a running MySQL instance to another server across secure SSL
links, without downtime.
And of course, users can receive
support for the entire stack – from hypersior to database – from Oracle,
eliminating all that nasty finger pointing that you might find with other VM /
We’ve created a couple of resources
you can use to get started with the Oracle VM Template for MySQL Enterprise
for the live webinar on July 13th. Don’t worry if you can’t make it – by
registering you will automatically be notified when the replay is available
the new whitepaper which discusses the components of
the template, and then how to download, configure and deploy it.
In summary, integrating MySQL Enterprise
Edition with Oracle VM and Oracle Linux, the Oracle VM Template for MySQL is
the fastest, easiest and most reliable way to provision virtualized MySQL
instances. By using the template, users are able to
meet the explosive demand for web-based services with a low Total Cost of
Ownership, while providing a foundation for cloud computing. So download, kick back, and relax.....