Best practice: Using virtual machines with the BlackBerry Performance Engineering Resource Kit

With virtual machine software in a test environment, one machine can have multiple configurations of a component. You can use a virtual environment to create alternative test environment configurations without buying new hardware.

The components of the BlackBerry® Performance Engineering Resource Kit can be run on virtual machines. Consider the following information:

  • A BlackBerry® Enterprise Server in a virtual environment takes at least 10% more time to accomplish a task, depending on the task and the hardware used.
  • When you connect the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator to a different BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you must delete any stored information in the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator. To do this, you must stop the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator and the current BlackBerry Enterprise Server components. Start the BlackBerry Infrastructure and Smartphone Simulator again and then start the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.
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