To Virtualize or not to virtualize, that is the question
Posted on 2012-03-23
So lately, I have been getting more familiar and putting VMware into production at our sites. With all of the benefits of VM's I am curious as to what downfalls there are?
For instance, having a VM makes it easy to take snapshots for patching, moving or migrating to new machines by just moving the system disks, and of course the ability to run a couple of servers off one box.
Am I missing something by having everything entirely running as VM's? I simply think the fact that backing up the disks and having the ability to run them on a new machine is the easiest form of Bare Metal Restore there is. Booting them to different devices is never as much of a headache as when trying to migrate a physical server to a new box.
If anyone has any caveats, please share. Thanks!