As of December 1, 2020, Focal Point is retired and repurposed as a reference repository. We value the wealth of knowledge that's been shared here over the years. You'll continue to have access to this treasure trove of knowledge, for search purposes only.
New TIBCO Community Coming Soon
In early summer, TIBCO plans to launch a new community—with a new user experience, enhanced search, and expanded capabilities for member engagement with answers and discussions! In advance of that, the current myibi community will be retired on April 30. We will continue to provide updates here on both the retirement of myibi and the new community launch.
What You Need to Know about Our New Community
We value the wealth of knowledge and engagement shared by community members and hope the new community will continue cultivating networking, knowledge sharing, and discussion.
During the transition period, from April 20th until the new community is launched this summer, myibi users should access the TIBCO WebFOCUS page to engage.
Our production server at 5.3.6 which we are slowly moving over to 7.6.4 is now on a virtual machine. Only issue I've seen is we get an occasional java socket exception again. And we've been having connectivity issues to DB2, but I don't think being on the virtual machine has any efffect on the connectivity problem.
Posts: 1317 | Location: Council Bluffs, IA | Registered: May 24, 2004
A bit late, but .. My system does not even have a physical webfocus/devstudio install any more. All work is done within vm images. I have created one image for each of my customers and so I can run the appropriate image whenever I need it. And beside that I have various images for different purposes. The great advantage of this way of working is that you can keep the separate environments as clean as possible, the image only has exactly that what it really needs. It also makes it possible to have a almost identical enviroment of my customers system, without the need to physycally be present at the customer's site. I have found no problem at all working with ibi-products within vm images. It makes my life so much easier...
- Using AS 8.2.01 on Windows 10 - IE11.
in Focus since 1988
Posts: 1961 | Location: Netherlands | Registered: September 25, 2007
We've been running on VMs since day one -- about 3 years ago.
Zero problems that can be directly associated with the VM. In fact, it provides some very nice benefits that we wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
Production: 7.6.6 WF Server  <=>  7.6.6 WF Client  <=>  7.6.6 Dev Studio Testing: <none> Using MRE & BID.  Connected to MS SQL Server 2005 Output Types: HTML, Excel, PDF
I have customers using VMware, some not so successfully.
The accounts that are successful with the implementation tend to have an extremely knowledgeable team of Admin's. Once you have that there are a lot of possibilities, otherwise sites tend to be unsuccessful.
The OFFICIAL support statement from IBI is: "Many of our clients run applications and operating systems under VMware. Information Builders also makes extensive use of VMware within the WebFOCUS development and support organizations to create various Windows and Linux environments. Information Builders is not aware of ANY specific issues with WebFOCUS and VMware at this time. Information Builders supports VMware for development and test systems, but does not recommend it for production use. However, it is important to note that Information Builders does not QA (Quality Assurance test) WebFOCUS with VMware and cannot certify specific client configurations."