There are many issues related to using MySQL within a virtualized environment that are common across the different virtualization types. Most are directly related to the performance or security of the environment in which you are deploying the MySQL server compared to the host on which you are running the virtualization solution.
Before deciding to use virtualization as a solution for your database, you should ensure that the expected load for the server and the expected performance when run in a virtualized environment meet your needs and requirements.
To help you determine the issues and some of the potential solutions, use the following sections:
For general performance issues, problems and the probable causes, see Section 126.96.36.199, “Virtualization Performance Issues”.
Disk and storage concerns directly affect database storage because most database access is limited by the I/O bandwidth. For some examples and issues, see Section 188.8.131.52, “Virtualization Storage Issues”.
Issues related to network configuration and performance may need more careful planning, especially if you are using network-specific technologies such as MySQL replication. For further examples and details, see Section 184.108.40.206, “Virtualization Networking Issues”.