System virtualization is a technology that enables multiple operating system (OS) instances to execute independently on shared hardware. Functionally, software deployed to an OS hosted in a virtualized environment is generally unaware that the underlying platform has been virtualized. Sun performs testing of its Sun products on selected system virtualization and OS combinations to help validate that the Sun products continue to function on properly sized and configured virtualized environments as they do on non-virtualized systems. For information about Sun support for Sun products in virtualized environments, see System Virtualization Support in Sun Java System Products.
For this release, Sun Microsystems supports any OS running on the VMware technology provided that the OS is already supported natively for the Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 software. Sun Microsystems does not certify every combination of OS and hardware, but relies on the underlying VMware technology implementation. Production deployment of the Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 software on the VMware technology is not recommended.
For details on supported hardware platforms for this release of Directory Server Enterprise Edition, see Hardware Requirements.
For details on supported operating systems and OS versions for this release of Directory Server Enterprise Edition, see Operating System Requirements.
Directory Server Enterprise Edition 7.0 supports Logical Domains, (LDoms), on the SPARC platform for Solaris 10 Update 3 and later versions. For more information about LDoms, see the Logical Domains (LDoms) 1.0.1 Administration Guide.
Installation of Identity Synchronization for Windows in a virtualized environment is not supported.