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MySQL 5.6 Reference Manual  /  MySQL 5.6 Frequently Asked Questions  /  MySQL 5.6 FAQ: Virtualization Support

A.16 MySQL 5.6 FAQ: Virtualization Support

A.16.1. Is MySQL supported on virtualized environments such as Oracle VM, VMWare, Docker, Microsoft Hyper-V, or others?

A.16.1.

Is MySQL supported on virtualized environments such as Oracle VM, VMWare, Docker, Microsoft Hyper-V, or others?

MySQL is supported on virtualized environments, but is certified only for Oracle VM. Contact Oracle Support for more information.

Be aware of potential problems when using virtualization software. The usual ones are related to performance, performance degradations, slowness, or unpredictability of disk, I/O, network, and memory.