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 Running Cadence IC on VMware? 

Last post Wed, Apr 11 2012 5:25 PM by Quek. 4 replies.
Started by John Reeder 06 Apr 2012 11:36 AM. Topic has 4 replies and 3242 views
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  • Fri, Apr 6 2012 11:36 AM

    Running Cadence IC on VMware? Reply

     My IT department is very enthusastic about putting everything on VMware.  They say that this will make their job much easier.

    I would like to know if you, anyone, or your company has tried running Cadence IC, ADE, or Virtuososo (any version) on VMware and how it worked out for you.

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  • Fri, Apr 6 2012 5:30 PM

    • Quek
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    Re: Running Cadence IC on VMware? Reply

    Hi John

    Apart from the license server which does not work no a virtual machine, Cadence tools (e.g. Virtuoso, Encounter, etc) has no problem operating on vmware. I am using IC615-500-9 on VMware workstation 6.0.2.

    Best regards
    Quek

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  • Tue, Apr 10 2012 1:48 PM

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    Re: Running Cadence IC on VMware? Reply

    Hi John,

    In addition to what Quek said, I don't think that VMware is officially supported.  However, having said this, if the virtual machine is a supported OS (e.g. RedHat 5.3, say, or SuSE 10 etc.) for the releases of tools that you are using, you should be successful.  The tricky thing is the licensing.  I believe that you can run the licenses directly on the base system and allow the VMware sessions to access the licenses.  It is not supported to actually serve licenses from a virtual machine though.

    Hope this helps!

    Lawrence.

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  • Tue, Apr 10 2012 3:23 PM

    RE: Running Cadence IC on VMware? Reply
    Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this.

    I have heard from some people that running Cadence on VMware caused their applications to sometimes hang or crash.

    And in general there was about a 20% overall decrease in performance.

    However, I am still finding out more.

    Thanks,

    John
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  • Wed, Apr 11 2012 5:25 PM

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    Re: RE: Running Cadence IC on VMware? Reply

    Hi John

    I think it is extremely hard to quantify "performance" because it is denpendent on specific virtual operating systems and also on the setup. I have been using vmware workstation for 7 years and so far everything works great. : )


    Best regards
    Quek

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