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Richard Fincher

FMS15 Mac OS X virtual machines

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FileMaker Inc's new licensing seems to favour multiple VMs running separate server licenses. per VM.

I've tried FMS (actually 13.0.9 so far) in a 4GB VM with 2 cores and it seems to cope with moderate load OK.

But I guess the real test is if you have multiple similar VMs competing for host-node resources.  Using Parallels Desktop at the moment (as that's what I know), but also considering VMWare Fusion, and regular VMWare installed bare-metal hypervisor without any Mac OS X on the host. 


Anyone else tried anything like this?

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I have used all three and I can tell you that the ESX will give you the best performance. I just got done setting up a cluster of Mac Pro with multiple FMS virtual machines

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