Oracle 11g on HVM VM (CentOS 5) under Xen 3.1 on Debian Etch (x86_64)
Installation has been done to evaluate HVM VM performance. CentOS 5 VM has been tuned exactly as advised in . 1 GB memory was allocated for VM and it was installed on 16 GB partition (/dev/sdbX) of SATA HDD Seagate Barracuda 160 GB Hardware been used:- CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600 Board: ASUS P5B Deluxe RAM: 2 GB (Kingston non ECC) Overall OUI speed as well as Oracle 11g database I/O performance looks significantly better compare with same tasks performed on CentOS 5 VM under VMWare Server 1.0.3. Timer may be viewed in right upper corner of Debian screen.