Data Management

Virtualization for MySQL on VMware: Best Practices and Performance Guide

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Executive Summary

Performance variance is minimal on a properly configured system, as shown in tests on a typical small to medium business level server with MySQL running in a VMware virtualized environment. This paper explains how the author has reached this conclusion by describing the setup, configuration, and results from the testing. This information should be invaluable to anyone running or considering running MySQL Server on VMware Infrastructure. The evaluators also performed additional tests regarding the performance of MySQL with VMware High Availability (HA) and VMware.

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