locked
PPS in a Virtual Environment. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi all,

    Was wondering if someone could help me with this.

    It is my understanding that PPS "can" run in a virtual environment (Production), but that it's not recommended.

    I am spec'ing out a new piece of physical hardware in our corporation, and they want to virtualize so badly that they are asking me to come up with documentation "from Microsoft" that says it's not a good idea to go virtual with a PPS deployment.

    Could someone point me to this?  Or even in fact confirm this in response to this thread (even that would be documentation enough).  Coming from a Microsoft person would be helpful, but anyone who wants to chime in, I would appreciate it.

    Warm Regards

    Matthew Workman

    http://www.hexanes.com 
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 7:16 PM

Answers

  • VMware is part of the SVVP program and according to this article: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=957006  would be supported with PerformancePoint Server.  Some key things to note regarding 3rd party software is:

    Third parties are responsible for testing their software together with Microsoft software. Microsoft software may not work as intended in third-party virtualized hardware environments.

    Also one of the possible problem isolation steps a Microsoft Support Engineer may need to do is to determine if the problem also exists when the Windows Server operating system is executing directly on the hardware platform, which requires Logo-qualified systems.

    I would contact VMware as well to see what version of VMware was tested and certified on their side with PerformancePoint Server.

    Aseem Nayar - MSFT

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    • Marked as answer by AseemN Friday, January 9, 2009 5:11 PM
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:35 PM

All replies

  • Hello,

    With the release of PPS SP2, PPS is in now supported on Server 2008 Hyper-V.  Please see the below links for the support statement and guidance:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd300644.aspx


    Aseem Nayar - MSFT


    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:02 PM
  • OK thank you for that info...

    But currently, VMWare Server is not supported... correct?
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 8:32 PM
  • VMware is part of the SVVP program and according to this article: http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=957006  would be supported with PerformancePoint Server.  Some key things to note regarding 3rd party software is:

    Third parties are responsible for testing their software together with Microsoft software. Microsoft software may not work as intended in third-party virtualized hardware environments.

    Also one of the possible problem isolation steps a Microsoft Support Engineer may need to do is to determine if the problem also exists when the Windows Server operating system is executing directly on the hardware platform, which requires Logo-qualified systems.

    I would contact VMware as well to see what version of VMware was tested and certified on their side with PerformancePoint Server.

    Aseem Nayar - MSFT

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    • Marked as answer by AseemN Friday, January 9, 2009 5:11 PM
    Tuesday, December 30, 2008 9:35 PM
  • Also to be clear on this only VMware ESX 3.5 would be supported as this is the only version VMware put through the program:

    http://windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1521&cpID=0&avc=0&ava=0&avq=0&OR=1&PGS=25&ready=0


    Aseem Nayar - MSFT

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights
    Friday, January 9, 2009 5:11 PM