Note-to-self: #FIM2010 Virtualisation support

Nowadays, it’s not a hot topic anymore, rather a common practices to run your FIM / MIM environment in a virtualized setup.
Still once in a while we do get questions about virtualization support for FIM/MIM.

Bookmark the sources below, as it might be useful to retrieve the answer quickly.

First, more general to check is: the Windows Server Catalog (http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/).
On that catalog page you find the link to the Server Virtualization Validation Program site (http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/svvp.aspx?svvppage=svvp.htm).

“Please visit the Server Virtualization Validation Program site for more information on validated solutions and available support.” 

That page mentions:

“Information on Microsoft’s support policy for Hyper-V and Azure can be found at:

and

“The information provided by the Microsoft Application Support Policy is for guidance purposes only. Please visit the Products listing to review the latest information available ”

Microsoft Server Software and Supported Virtualization Environments points to this KB article : https://support.microsoft.com/nl-be/kb/957006

It explicitly refers to Forefront Identity Manager as:

“Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010
Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager 2010 and later versions are supported.”

Just as a side step, the Products Listing page (on http://www.windowsservercatalog.com/results.aspx?&bCatID=1521&cpID=0&avc=0&ava=0&avq=0&OR=1&PGS=25), has the latest updates on Windows Server 2012 and later…

In the left side menu bar you’ll find OS Compatibility and Processor architecture:

OS compatibility

Supports Windows Server 2012 R2
Supports Windows Server 2012
Supports Windows Server 2008 R2
Supports Windows Server 2008

Processor architecture

Windows Server 2012 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2012 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 (x64)
Windows Server 2008 (x86)

Another side note, for support lifecycle the KB article refers to http://support.microsoft.com/?pr=lifecycle.
But, for FIM 2010 / MIM 2016 there is an easier short cut you should use :

FIM 2010: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft%20Forefront%20Identity%20Manager&Filter=FilterNO

MIM 2016 (also include FIM2010 info): https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/search?sort=PN&alpha=Microsoft%20Identity%20Manager&Filter=FilterNO

For future use, this info has also been published on TNWIki, you can use this short URL http://aka.ms/FIM2010Virtualisation and http://aka.ms/MIM2016Virtualisation.

 

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