A LEA may wish to implement OTB as a virtual machine. This is perfectly possible and has been done in a number of authorities.

Schools and LEAs typically will run many servers, for different purposes.

Combining these servers to use a single computer may provide attractive benefits, for an Authority, including:

  • reduced hardware maintenance
  • reduced hardware replacement costs
  • reduced power consumption
  • reduced air conditioning costs
  • flexible allocation of resources to each VM (disc drive space, memory)


An LEA may suggest your school hosts OTB as a virtual machine.