or timebound ? or don't you have any load on your DB at all ?
I personally don't see many reasons to virtualize your database, apart from the , we plan to start small and scale out, or the we need it now and we don't have the hardware yet , putting your database on a virtual platform where you have to share resources with other virtual machines doesn't really sound like a tempting proposition to me. Small, almost idle databases , maybe. But enterprise production level databases no thnx.
Sheeri Cabral also mentions the above reasons .. and there also .. Enterprise Production use isn't listed.
Databases typically require a good amount of memory , and steady
So if you are in a production environment with a fairly loaded database, would you want a 4Gb machine with full direct memory access, Or 3.5Gb of virtual …