ok, so you could have two virtual machines say development and also staging
which sat alongside a live production 'non virtual' instance of Zope. This
would all sit on the one physical machine. The dev and staging instances
would be switched off and on as required. With enough RAM and CPU would this
be a realistic set-up for a service?

On 11/7/07, knitti <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On 11/7/07, michael nt milne <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > Has anyone tried this or had any experience with this? We're using
> Enfold
> > Server and for staging and development purposes instead of using
> separate
> > machines we're thinking of setting up a 'virtual machines' on the same
> > server. There appear to be many benefits. However knowing
> > that Zope/Plone are RAM instensive this
> > could be an issue.
> There is no issue in running Zope in Windows _or_ running Zope inside a
> VM.
> It does need the same amount of RAM as running it not inside a VM. Whether
> that counts as "RAM intensive" or not depends on what you do with it and
> whether you have a comparison to another application.
> VMs tend to have a bit lower performance per MHz, so if you can live with
> that
> (and have the RAM to feed the VM) go ahead. You can later decide to put it
> on a dedicated machine anyway.
> --knitti

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