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When you run Microsoft Office Project Server in a hardware virtualization software environment, you may experience a decrease in performance. This decrease may occur when you perform any one of the following actions:
To avoid performance issues, we recommend that you use physical hardware when you implement a Project Server enterprise project management (EPM) solution in a production environment. We recommend that you use a hardware virtualization software environment only for proof-of-concept or test implementations.
You can use hardware virtualization software to run multiple operating system instances at the same time on a single computer. Microsoft has two software products that provide this functionality, Microsoft Virtual PC and Microsoft Virtual Server. Third-party software manufacturers also have software that provides this functionality.
Consider the following information when you use Microsoft Virtual Server 2005.
Virtual machine considerations
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/office/projectserver/bb310640.aspxNot all Microsoft Windows Server products are appropriate candidates to run in a Microsoft Virtual Server environment. You must consider factors such as your hardware environment, your performance requirements, and load levels.
To help determine whether Microsoft Virtual Server is an appropriate solution for your environment, see the Solution Accelerator for Consolidating and Migrating LOB Applications document. This document provides guidance for consolidating and migrating Line of Business (LOB) applications to a Virtual Server 2005-based solution. It includes detailed technical information, recommendations, processes, test scripts, and a test guide.
For more information about the support policy for Microsoft software that is running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615/ )Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software
Article ID: 916533 - Last Review: November 27, 2007 - Revision: 1.12