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Support of RTC build server on a virtual machine


Luca Martinucci (872272100) | asked Jan 10 '14, 6:29 a.m.
edited Jul 09 '15, 9:12 a.m. by Piotr Aniola (3.6k1534)
 According to https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Deployment/CLMSystemRequirements405406#A2_Server_Virtualization the virtualization is supported for the server components of RTC 4.0.5
What about virtualizing a RTC build machine?
I would like to install:
  1. RTC Build Toolkit
  2. RTC Eclipse client
  3. RTC SCM Tools
on a virtual machine that should act as the build machine.
The build machine OS would be either Mac OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or Mac OS X Lion 10.7 (both supported).
Is this virtualization scenario supported?

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Piotr Aniola (3.6k1534) | answered Jan 10 '14, 7:29 a.m.
edited Jul 22 '15, 2:51 a.m.
The documentation is perhaps not very clear, but the build tookit is supported in the same situations where the Eclipse client is supported. The build toolkit is actually a headless, Eclipse-based IBM Rational Team Concert (RTC) client.

The old documentation (for RTC 4.0.2) was a bit more conclusive in this regard: The Build System Toolkit is a client that can also be run on Server Operating Systems. It is supported on all RTC Server (Host Operating Systems) and all the RTC Eclipse Client platforms
see System Requirements for the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management 4.0.1 and 4.0.2

MacOS X is supported for the toolkit.
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Jeff Care (1.0k3233) | answered Jan 10 '14, 8:39 a.m.
I can't speak to official support, but FWIW all of our build engines are virtual machines (linux intel); we haven't had any issues.

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SEC Servizi commented Jul 22 '15, 4:04 a.m.

Same here: all of our build engines run on VMs, Linux as well as Windows.

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