Virtualization for MySQL on VMware
By mprove on Sep 14, 2009
originally blogged by Tino Rachui
In case you have missed this. There exist a document "Virtualization for MySQL on VMware: Best Practices and Performance Guide" which provides a comparison of virtualized MySQL Server instances running on VMware ESX with non-virtualized MySQL Server instances running on bare-metal. Additionally the document contains "Best Practice" configurations for running MySQL Server on VMware ESX. Please note that the document is about MySQL Server and not MySQL Cluster which has to run on bare-metal.
Why is this all important in the context of VDI 3.x? You should
have heard meanwhile that Sun VDI 3.x is making use of MySQL to host the
VDI configuration. Secondly for the VDI Single Host configuration which
we have introduced with VDI 3 Patch 2 you have to use a MySQL Server.
With the ability to run MySQL Server in a virtualized environment you
also gain the possibility to run the whole VDI Single Host configuration
in a virtualized environment. You have to play with it a little bit
though as we haven't tested this particular configuration extensively in
our labs yet.