If you happen to be registered with VMworld and missed the MySQL talk here is the replay
EA3408 MySQL on VMware: Performance and Deployment Best Practices
One to the interesting questions that came up near the end of the talk was related to use of memory reservations for VMs running MySQL. Interested in feedback related to real world experience. One audience member found it useful in their environment.
A quick tip. When placing a VM for an application/app server that connects to a VM running MySQL, you will get bus level (as opposed to network) data transfer rates over their Virtual NICs when installed on the same baremetal hypervisor. Something to consider.
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