A few weeks ago VMware internally released a best practices guide for running Java in Virtual Machines on ESX (pdf download). Recently it was posted on the VMware Support Technical Papers portal. This document covers subjects like:
- Multi-tiered Java Applications
- Java Heap and Virtual Machine Memory
- Virtual CPUs and Threads
- Disk I/O
- Timekeeping and
Also check out the VROOM! post discuss how ESX Runs Java Virtual Machines with Near-Native Performance.