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Running NXI5 TDM in a VMWare v5 environment

Running NXI5 TDM in a VMWare v5 environment

Running NXI5 TDM in a VMWare v5 environment

Recently lost an 8 year old free standing TDM server. To save money & time it was decided to relocate the TDM database to a virtual TDM server built to match the free standing server. The enterprise TDM was copied to the VM server & relicensed. IDEAs workstations can connect to the TDM & checkout|check in files, but performance is horrible. What took an average of 30 to 60 seconds for a checkout process before now takes 30 or more minutes. Every diagnostic indice I can measure on the virtual side tells me nothing is wrong -- but performance on checkout|checkin has gone to hell with no explanation Once a file (assembly or part) has been checked out, work on the file is fine. Before moving the TDM back to a free standing machine I'd like to find out if anyone has any experience running IDEAS in a virtual environment.

RE: Running NXI5 TDM in a VMWare v5 environment

We've run our I-Deas TDM and License Server on a shared VMWare/Windows Server 2008 R2 mainframe since moving from I-Deas12 to NX I-Deas5, we're currently on NX I-Deas6.3. Performance is excellent, no issues at all. Windows 7 Enterprise 64 bit on the clients.

RE: Running NXI5 TDM in a VMWare v5 environment

Thanks for the response. Gives me an idea on what might be wrong. I put our TDM back on the same OS it was running on when installed on a free standing server (2003 Standard). I should've put it on 2008 R2. I think the issue is the native NTFS file block on the 2003 (32bit) is crashing heads with the VMFS 64 bit block on the VMware side. I found a free utility for determining disk alignment that showed the disk disk blocks on the 2003 VM server were not aligned with the local VMFS file store. I'm going to build a new TDM|license manager VM server with 2008 R2 & move our TDM to it & see how it performs. It's that, or put it back on a new free standing server.

Thanks, again, for the quick reply.

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