My company is current investigating some IT infrastructure upgrades. One of things that we discoved is the the Enterprise Archive servers have an extremely low server utilization. As such they make a good candidate for a virtual machine.
When I look for Solidworks' take on the matter there is some confusion. First is S-03943 which states, "The PDMWorks server must be installed on a real server." Then there is SPR454511 which asks for documentation about virtual machines and was implemented in 2008 SP5.0. However I can't find that documentation.
How many people out there are using SEPDM in a virtual machine? How many people would want to if Solidworks supported it?
I really think the archive servers make ideal candidates to be virtualized.