Dennis J. wrote: > Hi, > I'm wondering about the impact of using both dom0 and domU's on a server at > the same time. I'm worried about the performance impact of running a Mysql > server in a domU and now I'm thinking about moving the Mysql part of a LAMP > setup into dom0 and running a few Apache guests as domUs. Since the Apaches > will serve mostly from an NFS share they won't have much impact on the disk > i/o so the database should be able to utilize the local storage without > much interference from the guests. The plan is to limit dom0 to let's say > 4gb of ram and then use the rest of it for the VMs. > > Has anyone experinece with this kind of "mixed" setup (physical/virtual). > Are there any known problems with this approach? > Go ahead, performance wise there is not much difference. I have a machine which runs 2 oracle instances (in separate domUs) + some other stuff in other VMs Just make sure that your network card has a very good quality. Do not even think about realtek and if possible avoid Broadcom. I've never heard anyone complaining about Intel.