A Virtualization server is a customized version of Tomcat that treats each User Sandbox, Staging Sandbox, and workflow instance as a separate Tomcat web application. It understands an "overloaded" hostname format that allows it to map requests to specific sandboxes. These "overloaded" hostnames use wildcard DNS entries to map all request to the same Alfresco Virtualization server.
The configuration files for the virtual server can be found in the
<alfresco home>/virtual-tomcat/conf directory. To enable previews on a development machine, you need to modify the
alfrescovirtserver.properties file to utilize the Alfresco wildcard DNS service. The
alfresco.virtserv.domain value needs ...