[rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ running on VMWare

John DeTreville jdetreville at vmware.com
Wed Oct 20 04:45:48 BST 2010


We're talking about a peak load of about 1 msg/second, right? This is about a millionth of what RabbitMQ can handle on physical hardware, and I'd doubt that the overhead of any virtualization platform would be that great. I'd expect that everything should work just fine.

That said, things don't always work out exactly as they should, and I know we'd be very interested to learn about performance problems (and non-problems) running RabbitMQ under virtualization. If there are practical gotchas, we should fix them or at least document them.

Disclaimer: I just joined the RabbitMQ team from elsewhere in VMware. I have no personal experience running RabbitMQ under ESXi. I spell "virtualization" the American way.


From: Tim Child <tim at cantemo.com<mailto:tim at cantemo.com>>
Date: October 19, 2010 12:41:08 PM PDT
To: RabbitMQ <rabbitmq-discuss at lists.rabbitmq.com<mailto:rabbitmq-discuss at lists.rabbitmq.com>>
Subject: [rabbitmq-discuss] RabbitMQ running on VMWare


What are the thoughts on deploying RabbitMQ 2.1.1 on to VMWare ESXi?

>From what I have seen RabbitMQ likes memory, and fast disk access (where I feel that ESXi needs a lot of pre-thought) is not so important?

I know it depends on the messaging throughput but I am only talking about a couple of thousand messages an hour at peak and at the start far less than that.

Any experiences on that?



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