[nSLUG] vmware for Linux virtualization on production servers

Dop Ganger nslug at fop.ns.ca
Thu Mar 12 15:46:27 ADT 2009

On Thu, 12 Mar 2009, D G Teed wrote:

> Does anyone have praise or horror stories about vmware?

In my experience, vmware's strength is in applications that are mostly 
throughput based (ie web serving, file serving and the like). Its 
corresponding weakness is in latency - ssh into a well-loaded vmware 
server and it's noticeably jittery in its response time. This can be tuned 
but the lower the latency the higher the drag on the CPU.

Cheers... Dop.

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