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Is the Cisco Wireless Control System supported on HyperV

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Hi people, has anyone successfully installed WCS on HyperV, and is it a supported configuration?

I have not yet heard back from CIsco. When and if I do, I will post the answer.

Cisco's h/w-OS specs for the WCS software state:

Cisco WCS can be deployed on a customer-supplied server running one of the following operating systems:

• Windows 2003 SP1, or subsequent service packs. Windows 2008 is not a supported platform
• Redhat Linux AS/ES v4.0 (Release 4.2 and later) and Redhat Linux AS/ES v5.0 (Releases 4.2.x or 5.0 or later)
• VMware ESX Server 3.0.1 or later. (Minimum hardware requirements for a dedicated and guaranteed VMware server: Intel® Xeon Quad CPU; 3.15 GHz, 8-GB RAM, 200-GB HDD)

Thanks!
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by:Craig Beck
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It works fine on a HyperV guest machine.  I have implemented this 4 times in the past year.
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by:SIAST
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Hi Craig, thanks, good to know!

The thing is, will Cisco support the product if and/or when an issue arises, or will they walk away and wait til it's loaded on a physical server. Usually, when I see a product supported on VMWare I automatically assume it will work on HyperV.

Did you dedicate a host to the WCS virtual machine, or does that host run other VM's as well? What version WCS did you install...Standard? Do you find the CPU resource requirements of the WCS server to be significant?

Thanks,

Dan
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Cisco should support it, although they could be a bit sticky if they really can't work out what your issue is if you raise a TAC.

I haven't dedicated a host just for WCS as most of our host machines have loads of RAM and processors but we tend to limit each host to 3-4 VMs so that we have enough resources available in case of a failure on a host.

All of our installs were Standard (most recent version at whatever time we installed it).

As far as resources, the virtual server seems to run just fine with 4GB RAM and a single quad-core processor assigned to it.
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by:SIAST
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Thanks for relating your experience Craig. Question closed.
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