I have now uploaded my MySQL Playground and you can get it from
The size of the file is 1 GB, so please take into account that it might take some time to download the file.
After download, just extract it to your "Virtual machines" directory:
tar xvfz mysql-playground.tar.gz
... and load it into your VMWare Server (should work for VMWare Workstation, VMWare Player too, I guess). I have assigned 768 MB RAM to this machine, so depending on your total amount of memory available you might have to change this.
The virtual machine runs SuSE Linux 10.1 (32-bit). The root password is simply "root" and there's a normal user named "user" with password "user". The same for the three MySQL instances (MySQL 5.1.11 each): user "root" - password "root", user "user" - password "user". There's also a replication slave user names "slave" with password "slave". The MySQL servers are installed into directory /MySQL_51/server-x, x being 1, 2 and 3. They use port 3306 for the first server, 3307 for the second server and 3308 for the third server. The database "replication_db" is set up multi-master replication, so whatever you do inside this database on one of the servers should also happen on the other two servers.
Please tell me if I have forgotten some important piece of information.
Feel free to play around with it and if you create other nice setups out of it, feel free to publish your versions.