Subject Re: Virtual Machines, is it realy good enough ? was Re: [firebird-support] Re: Server hardware advice needed
Author Thomas Steinmaurer
> Alexandre Benson Smith wrote:
>> From the Geoff post the only conclusion for me is... The guy
>> used the wrong product, and standard virtualization is not
>> suitable for production environment.
> I can't really agree with such a sweeping statement. It all
> depends on what your "production environment" is.
> I work inside VMs running under VMWare Workstation for most of
> the day and for most of my purposes the performance is more
> than adequate. Would some things work faster directly on the
> hardware, sure, but the convenience of VM has been well worth
> it for me. (For most office type work the performance is not
> an issue, for development the convenience of multiple platforms
> and easy to recover isolated systems is just too good to miss.)
> The only time I've tried doing VM work on a notebook it was
> not a success - the notebook just didn't have the memory nor
> a fast enough harddrive to make it workable.

Yep, RAM and harddisk. Upgraded my desktop to 12GB RAM spending a VM
3-4GB RAM and put my two most important and heavily used VM onto a Intel
320 SSD with daily backups onto an external drive. VMs on a SSD really
rock. E.g. pause/resume a VM is pretty much instantaneous.

With regards,

Thomas Steinmaurer
Upscene Productions

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