I run it that way in production here, I also happen to have a copy of the machine that I use for testing major changes, etc…
I did not that 3.4 and 3.6 where horribly slow for us, but it turned out to be a fault of the way that those revisions used the PostgreSQL backend, not RT or the system, 3.8.2 is screaming along for us.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Tim Cutts
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 1:56 PM
To: RT Users
Subject: Re: [rt-users] Hardware Config
I’ve been following this discussion (rather belatedly) with some interest. One thing I haven’t heard anyone discuss yet:
Has anyone tried running RT in a virtual machine? I’m about to move our RT 3.4.2 server onto a virtual machine. I’ve configured the RT VM to be actually really quite weedy (32-bit and only 2 GB RAM), and perhaps I need to change that, but I figure that VMware ESX probably does quite a good job of caching the disk its using anyway. The actual physical hardware is a quad socket quad core machine with 64 GB of RAM. The underlying storage is StorageWorks EVA on a SAN, so it should be pretty quick.
Has anyone tried this sort of thing? Am I about to burn myself badly? Our turnover of tickets is pretty low - only a few hundred tickets a week.
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