Benchmarking for Virtualization
In this chapter we’re going to review benchmarking considerations for when you are benchmarking scenarios in order to virtualize database instances and their databases. In many respects the prior chapter on database consolidation is a prerequisite for this chapter. That chapter’s benchmarking efforts to identify which databases can share an instance in order to reduce the instance count, and then how many servers are required to host those instances are much the same. As such, we’ll therefore consider the prior chapter the first past part of the virtualization effort. This chapter will then deal with the second part: are their issues pertinent and specific virtualization that can affect database benchmarking efforts and their results.