Advanced MySQL Replication Techniques
Subject:   Virtual testing
Date:   2007-05-16 04:22:28
From:   gmaxia
Response to: Virtual testing

Virtual Servers eat up a lot of memory when you want to test three or four nodes.
Abundance of hardware includes RAM in a single box. If you have plenty of RAM in your desktop and you can afford to fire four virtual machines, good for you.
I have been using VMWare WS for 7 years. But when I need to do some heavy testing on replicating nodes, I prefer emulation over virtualization.