It took a bit of unplanned procrastination, but we finally got to the second and third parts of our in-depth investigation of virtualization as it relates to IBM Rational products.
Part two is now published here as Be smart with virtualization: Part 2. Best practices with IBM Rational Software.
Part three lives on the deployment wiki here as Troubleshooting problems in virtualized environments.
Part two presents two further case studies and a recap of the principles explored in Part 1. We took a stab at presenting the tradeoffs between different virtualization configurations. Virtualization is becoming more prevalent because it’s a powerful way to manage resources and squeeze efficiencies from hardware. Of course there are balances and Part two goes a bit deeper.
Part three moves to the deployment wiki and offers some specific situations we’ve solved in our labs and with customers. There are also screen shots of one of the main vendor’s tools which can guide you to identify your own settings.