> We are looking at upgrading to Moodle 2.2. In meeting with server admins the question was asked of me "Can Moodle 2.2 run on VMware?"
First of all, the connection between upgrading Moodle and running it on VMware is not clear to me. Is your present Moodle is not VMware? Or, does your migration plan involve running many Moodle instances in parallel which means as many virtual machines to your administrators?
Now tothe question: Of course Moodle 2.2 will run on VMware, or on most of the virtualization techniques available for that matter. The silent question could possibly be, "How efficient?"
> My search of the forums and docs seems to suggest it is not a good idea,
Still it would have been nice, if you quoted them, just to make sure that we are talking about the same thing. Here are all the posts in this forum with "vmware" in the body http://moodle.org/mod/forum/search.php?id=5&words=vmware&forumid=94
> but those posts were 3-4 years old.
I'm not aware of a break through as far as VMware, *APM stack and Moodle is concerned.
> I'm wondering with this most recent version is the recommendation still to avoid VMware?
Versions of what? "LAMP
" stack? Moodle? VMware? Note that you haven't even mentioned operating system. The kind of useful information is given in the introduction to this forum. Also note that VMware is not the only virtualization technology.
> Our current conncurrent users number is fairly low (we only serve ~900 students per year), but it is possible we could ramp up those numbers soon to ~2000 per year so maybe ~250 concurrent users.
This "concurrent users" thing needs some getting used to. Here is the most compact way of formulating it: http://docs.moodle.org/22/en/Performance_FAQ#How_do_you_define_.22concurrent_users.22.3F
. Search this forum for those terms for more details.
Ask your IT people to go through the two document pages and make use of the 'advanced search facility' on this forum: all given in the introduction to this forum.