Nowadays, it's not a hot topic anymore, rather a common practices to run your FIM / MIM environment in a virtualized setup.

Still once in a while we do get questions about virtualization support for FIM/MIM.

Bookmark the sources below, as it might be useful to retrieve the answer quickly.

First, more general to check is: the Windows Server Catalog (http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/).

On that catalog page you find the link to the Server Virtualization Validation Program site (http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvp.htm).

"Please visit the Server Virtualization Validation Program site for more information on validated solutions and available support." 

That page mentions:

"Information on Microsoft's support policy for Hyper-V and Azure can be found at:

and

"The information provided by the Microsoft Application Support Policy is for guidance purposes only. Please visit the Products listing to review the latest information available "

Microsoft Server Software and Supported Virtualization Environments points to this KB article : https://support.microsoft.com/nl-be/kb/957006

It explicitly refers to Forefront Identity Manager as:

"Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010

Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 and later versions are supported."

Just as a side step, the Products Listing page (on http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1521&cpID=0&avc=0&ava=0&avq=0&OR=1&PGS=25), has the latest updates on Windows Server 2012 and later...

In the left side menu bar you'll find OS Compatibility and Processor architecture:

OS compatibility

Processor architecture

Another side note, for support lifecycle the KB article refers to http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=lifecycle.

But, for FIM 2010 / MIM 2016 there is an easier short cut you should use :

FIM 2010: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft%20Forefront%20Identity%20Manager&Filter=FilterNO

MIM 2016 (also include FIM2010 info): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft%20Identity%20Manager&Filter=FilterNO

For future use, you can use this short URL http://aka.ms/FIM2010Virtualisation and http://aka.ms/MIM2016Virtualisation.


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Originally published by initial author at: https://identityunderground.wordpress.com/2015/09/15/note-to-self-fim2010-virtualisation-support/