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    Virtualising RM

    wondering if any guys out here have managed to virtualised RM version 3 and is there anything to be aware of when doing this?

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    EDIT: Ignore my previous, I clearly haven;t been keeping up. As others have stated below, RM have some supported products for virtualisation; I suspect if you use a different system they would refuse support for anything that went wrong.

    If you are not planning to use RM support, I don't believe there is anything in particular you would need to worry about. I'm planning to can my CC3 install this summer, and right before I do I'll probably do a P2V migration for laughs and see what happens.
    Last edited by AngryTechnician; 22nd April 2010 at 09:14 AM. Reason: I clearly haven't been keeping up with RM's announcements

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    I agree I don't think they support it. Although I did attend a 'applications integration' course recently and they had virtualised an RM domain controller on each station for us to use! So im guessing its possible, whether or not performance is good I am unsure as RM tend to do stuff in weird ways!

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    RM have been using VMWare for dev/training/seminars for ages and they will currently sell you a VMWare vSphere solution for CC servers which implies they support it, but I suspect that is only when they've installed it... which is fair enough i.e. no one in their right mind would want to commit to supporting any virtualisation product configured (including P2Ving) for better or worse by anyone.

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    I am sure they offer visualisation as an option for CC4 - I would guess they have not spent the time or money or CC3 and virtualisation - so they will not support it. I don't see why it wouldn't work however.

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    From RM's site: "VMWare and Network Virtualisation. For CC3, CC4 or any network"

    It's the virtualisation layer that you have to understand and support ( vSphere, a SAN and so on). A bit of virtual h/w aside, the VMs work just the same as they do on physical.

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    They offer this as I asked them for a quote. But it was way higher than anyone else. And RM when quote will quote for everything, including patch cables etc. I told them that I will go with someone else, and they didn't say they will stop support. And telling the truth for domain controllers there is no much difference if they are virtualized or not. So it should work without any problems, anyway will test it next half term

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    Have been playing with this with some success. It's especially nippy on a decent spec server under ESXi.

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    and they didn't say they will stop support.
    Well if they support one virtualisation platform they ought to be familiar with the various issues you can get via that e.g. USN rollback from reverting to snapshots , and thus tell the difference between something that would have happened regardless and something you're just going to have to fix yourself.

    It would be nice to see some formal RM statement on this though, especially for running on Hyper-V [R2].

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