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Can you cluster/load balance on a virtual machine? I figured that would be redundant if the same machine is still performing the work but in virtual areas, or am I wrong?

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Are you referring to techniques like vSphere Fault Tolerance or is it "common" clustering techniques of applications and operating systems you have in mind? –  the-wabbit Jan 10 '12 at 0:34
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The best answer would be probably - it depends. Depends on the virtualization platform you use and the required "clustering/load balancing" level. Could be network, server, application - specific.

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You can if your operating supports it, we did this to emulate a cluster once at college, but by no means is it better than just running the clustering software directly on your hardware platform.

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