Virtualization - The Catalyst for Change: Best Practices for Virtualizing IBM DB2 With Technologies From VMware, Intel, and NetApp
From an architecture and operational efficiency standpoint, virtualization offers enormous benefits for customers who virtualize compute resources in their data centers. The question to ask is not "Can one deploy virtualization technologies for the business application?" but "How fast can one deploy?" This white paper is the result of collaboration among IBM, VMware, NetApp, and Intel. It describes test configurations, performance results, and best practices for deploying IBM DB2 on Linux in a VMware vSphere environment running on servers with Intel Xeon 5500 and 5600 Series processors and connecting to NetApp storage systems.