You can configure a single multi-processor server into several virtual servers
. All virtual servers on a single physical server share the same overall hardware, but each virtual server behaves as a separate machine.
For example, you may have one physical server that hosts several virtual servers. You then use each virtual server to host a different Webform Server component.
Support for virtual servers differs for each hardware vendor and operating system. For example, IBM
®'s Logical Partitioning (LPAR) is a virtualization system architecture that supports several operating systems. Refer to your hardware and operating system documentation for detailed information on setting up virtual servers.
You can configure a virtual server as follows:
- All virtual servers on a single physical server share CPUs, physical memory, and disk volumes.
- Each virtual server on a single physical server has its own dedicated CPUs, physical memory, and disk volumes.
When configuring virtual servers for use in a Webform Server system, use dedicated CPUs, physical memory, and disk volumes for each virtual server.
Parent topic: Setting up your overall system