A goal at MySQL is to support virualization and provide how best and whys related to run MySQL on virtual platforms
So along that line here’s some items of interest.
Talk at VMworld 2009 San Francisco on Tues. Sept 1 – MySQL on VMware: Performance and Deployment Best Practices
Alternatively checkout the white paper and webinar on this topic on mysql.com
WP – Virtualization for MySQL on VMware®: Best Practices and Performance Guide – http://www.mysql.com/why-mysql/white-papers/mysql_wp_VMware_BestPraticesandPerfGuidev7.php
MySQL supports many virtual environments
Studies to date show MySQL performing very well on the baremetal hypervisors and virtualized OSes.
Sometime soon expect to have Xen related information to share as well.
Your ideas and comments are always welcome