The words “virtual machine” are becoming more and more commonplace, along with the question, “Can IDEA be installed into a virtual environment?” The answer to that is, “It depends.”
It all depends on how your virtual world is set up and on the type of IDEA license you have. Here are a couple of models to help guide you if you’re installing IDEA into a virtual environment.
IDEA LICENSES THAT CAN BE INSTALLED IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT
These IDEA license styles are suitable for virtual environments:
VIRTUALIZED SERVER HOSTING CITRIX OR TERMINAL SERVER
VIRTUALIZED MACHINE ONLY
USB-KEYED LICENSES (DONGLES)
USB-keyed licenses that use hardware dongles install the same way as electronic keys with one exception: the USB port used by the dongle must be “visible” to all of the devices in the virtual environment. This can be accomplished several ways. Please contact our help desk if you are considering this type of installation.
If you have questions about this, or other questions about IDEA, please give our help desk a call at
888-641-2800 Option 4. Or email us at [email protected]