Is Virtualization or Virtual Machines supported with Continuum?

Issue

Virtualization using VMWare, Virtual Server or other products is useful when deploying applications

Is virtualization supported with Continuum? 

Will Continuum work in a virtual environment? 

Product Line

Andover Continuum

Environment

  • Continuum
  • WMWare
  • Virtual Server
  • Windows XP
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows Server 2008

Cause

Continuum compatibility with Virtual Machines (virtualization - VMWare)

Resolution

  1. VMWare VSphere 5.5 and 6.0 has now been qualified to work with Cyberstations and Web.Client in Continuum v2.0 and above. Note that this will require a software licence and that the virtual environment must comply with the minimum system requirements for Cyberstation and Web.Client Server. See the latest Continuum v2.0 Compatability Matrix for details. 
                                                          
  2. There have been reports from the field from engineers that  have used Continuum and SQL server with various virtual software not currently qualified. If there are any issues with this implementation with an unqualified solution, then it would be necessary to install Continuum on a supported configuration (see the Continuum Compatibility Matrix) prior to involving engineering to evaluate any problems. This solution has not been tested and is outside of what we currently support. These include: Other VMWare environments, Microsoft Virtual PC (HyperV), Citrix, Windows 7 XP Emulation, etc.

Marathon Redundant SQL Servers is a very specific solution which does use virtual machine. This is an isolated case and does not apply to standard implementations of Continuum or Webclient.