Can I install AutoPIPE on a VM (Virtual Machine)?
What is a Virtual Machine?
According the WIKIpida:
In computing, a virtual machine (VM) is an emulation of a computer system. Virtual machines are based on computer architectures and provide functionality of a physical computer. Their implementations may involve specialized hardware, software, or a combination....
Yes, AutoPIPE can be installed on a VM.
Virtual Machine Software:
There a many different software makers and programs that create a VM, therefore Bentley cannot provide detailed assistance in setting up the actual VM, However, we will be happy to assist with typical installation of Bentley applications. Suggest to contact the VM software technical support for installing instructions and settings recommendations of the VM.
The VM must meet the minimum requirements set forth in the AutoPIPE version's readme file. Then install AutoPIPE as if it was a normal computer.
The VM must support licensing of Bentley application through License Management Tool (LMT). There a number of methods to do this; connect to Bentley Select Server, connect to Local Select Server, or check out a license to be imported into LMT.
User Profile / Permissions
As with an installation of AutoPIPE on a normal computer, the application will read / write to many folders. Thus, the users will still need permission to reads / writes data as needed by the application in a normal setting.