Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Testing Cluster Configurations with VMWare Teams

I hadn't noticed that VMWare had added a teams feature whereby you could set up a series of virtual machines with a particular network configuration and have these be loaded together. As a result, you could create an entire cluster configuration, such as a master/slave MySQL configuration, a firewall, a cluster of application servers, another firewall, and some client machines.

Once this is configured, you could deliver this VMWare team to someone who could do load and failover testing, deployment/upgrade testing on the cluster, and so forth. Seems like a nice option to have available.

Any of you making use of this?

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