[Solved] $Universe on VMware

Hello,

we are about to start virtualizing servers using VMware. Does $Universe run on virtualized boxes?
Are there any traps to avoid? Any specificities?

Richard

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  • couakcouak FranceGuest Posts: 204
    Richard wrote on November 6 2008, 12:44 PM:
    Hello,

    we are about to start virtualizing servers using VMware. Does $Universe run on virtualized boxes?
    Are there any traps to avoid? Any specificities?

    Richard

    Yes it works, but we currently have a call on $Access on $U v5.00 under Windows 2003 OS : jobs are sometimes in "pending execution" status and never continue. This case was never reproduced by $Access. We hope the upgrade of $Universe to version 5.2.3 will solve the problem

    In despite of this little incident we successfully virtualize a lot of production servers, including oracle servers, essbase servers, SQL servers, IIS servers, citrix servers, "exotic" platforms such as Documentum or Cisco controllers software....
  • KermitKermit Guest Posts: 1
    edited November 2008
    We have several installations on virtualized VMWare boxes. We noticed some strange behaviour on some of these boxes. A closer look on the boxes with this behaviour showed us following facts:
    $U works properly on virtualized boxes with two defined CPUs.
    $U has problems on virtualized boxes with only one defined CPU.

    So we decided to change all virtualized boxes running with two CPUs.
  • couakcouak FranceGuest Posts: 204
    what is your version of VMware ? what version of $Universe ? what do you mean by "strange behaviours" ? I'm quiet interested in sharing experiences on VMware
  • menmen EuropePosts: 3,942 Specialist ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2008
    couak wrote on November 14 2008, 01:26 PM:
    what is your version of VMware ? what version of $Universe ? what do you mean by "strange behaviours" ? I'm quiet interested in sharing experiences on VMware


    Yes, good questions :)

    For the 2 customers I was in contact with about an issue with $U on VMware, it was on ESX.

    Kermit, Couak, are you also on ESX?

    Are you both running W2003 images?

    Michel
  • couakcouak FranceGuest Posts: 204
    edited November 2008
    Yes : I'm using VMware ESX 3.0 for our Production environement and VMware ESXi 3.5u2 for our Development environment
  • menmen EuropePosts: 3,942 Specialist ✭✭✭✭
    Hello,

    thanks for the info couak. I checked Kermit incident history, it happened on VMware ESX Server 3.0.1, W2K3.

    I'll push the information to Orsyp R&D, knowing that Dollar Universe on non ESX VMware seem to work fine.

    Michel
  • couakcouak FranceGuest Posts: 204
    men wrote on November 21 2008, 11:29 AM:
    Hello,

    thanks for the info couak. I checked Kermit incident history, it happened on VMware ESX Server 3.0.1, W2K3.

    I'll push the information to Orsyp R&D, knowing that Dollar Universe on non ESX VMware seem to work fine.

    Michel

    I opened a call (which is closed now) where I sent to $Access a DVD containing a Virtual machine with $Universe on W2K3, coming with a massive running jobs once launcher is activated.
    It seems that they've never successfully reproduced the issue... but I don't know what $Access exactly did (i.e. what kind of environment, version of VMware, etc.)
    That's why I asked to close the call : I was too upset about the lack of details after the work I did
    May be they still own the DVD and you can provide it to the R&D
    Be sure you run the virtual machine on ESX environment....
  • menmen EuropePosts: 3,942 Specialist ✭✭✭✭
    Yes, my point exactly!
  • menmen EuropePosts: 3,942 Specialist ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2009
    Hello,

    Orsyp is now providing templates for VMware jobs.

    Please find more information at http://www.orsypforum.com/index.php?showtopic=464

    Michel
  • menmen EuropePosts: 3,942 Specialist ✭✭✭✭
    Hello,

    We have more and more customers using DU on VMware (ESX or not) without any problem :)

    Michel
  • menmen EuropePosts: 3,942 Specialist ✭✭✭✭
    Hello,

    The problem met by a couple of customers on ESX boxes where some DU processes would consume all CPU on virtual images with 1 virtual CPU, is solved with the new fix delivered on Dollar Universe V5.6 (FX24867) and the activation of new variable U_LOG_LCK_ENABLE that activates enhanced lock management. Tech Support confirmed this solution is not available in lower releases.

    Michel
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