Running BlackBerry Enterprise Software in Virtual Environments

Article ID: KB29661

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 04-18-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Mobile Fusion
  • BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio
  • BlackBerry Device Service
  • Universal Device Service
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server
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  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion
  • BlackBerry® Device Service
  • Universal Device Service
  • BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion Studio
  • VMWare®
  • Microsoft® Hyper-V™

Today, virtualization is a proven and stable technology designed to accurately emulate computer hardware. Currently, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and BlackBerry® Mobile Fusion software is not tested with the multitude of server hardware options available in the market; testing of the various virtualization solutions was deemed redundant and no longer necessary.

Therefore, current in-market releases of VMWare® and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ are already supported with the latest BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Mobile Fusion releases. Any future releases of VMWare and Microsoft Hyper-V will also be supported immediately upon public release by their respective vendor.  For any other similar vitualization software, we will endeavour to support the different platforms to best efforts.


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