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rtorvenyi
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DMC 2.0 support in virtual environment

I have installed DMC 2.0.0 console on virtual machine, all managed Dell servers ale physical. I had some problems with it, so I've opened a support case on ProSupport. Their answer was that DMC is not supported in virtual environment. I don't agree with them, because Altiris 7.1 platform is supported in virtual.
Please, what is the truth ?
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cway1979
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RE: DMC 2.0 support in virtual environment

According to this: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dell-management-console/w/dell_management_console-wiki/dmc-faq.aspx

section 2.12 states:

[2.12] Can I install DMC in a Virtual Machine?
Virtual Machines (VM) - DMC 1.0.2 and above can be installed in a virtual
machine (ESX 3.5 U2).
Dell Management Console is tested to install in the following
VM environment:
--ESX 3.5 U2
Other notes for VM installs:
--Minimum 4GB Virtual RAM
--Minimum 4 Virtual Processors
--Physical server should have VT enabled processors
--Use a remote SQL database (physical server)
--Variations on this configuration may work, but have not been tested.
--See kb.altiris.com - 45258 and 45257 for additional details.

DMC 1.1 can be installed on ESX 3.5 U2/U4


So yes, it's supported. I call shenanigans on their answer! It's supported BUT ... make sure of the caveats above....
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cway1979
Copper

RE: DMC 2.0 support in virtual environment

Now that I think about it -- what is the Guest OS that you're running this on? Windows 2008 Server R2 Standard 64-bit? If it's a 32 bit OS, it's a dealbreaker. The 32-bit version I don't believe is supported in a virtual environment.
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bdgregg
Copper

RE: DMC 2.0 support in virtual environment

According to this site: http://en.community.dell.com/dell-groups/dell-management-console/b/dell_management_console-blog/archive/2010/12/14/dmc-2-0-is-released.aspx It mentions that it is only supported on Windows 2008 Server R2 64-bit I believe.
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RE: DMC 2.0 support in virtual environment

I've just set up DMC 2.0 on a W2K8 R2 SP1 Hyper V. It's running, though until the implementation guide is available, I can't confirm that it is problem free.
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