NetApp and Microsoft last week announced a 3 year partnership. The fruits of this partnership are already being delivered. NetApp has just released their storage best practices guidance for Microsoft Virtualisation

NetApp Storage Best Practices for Microsoft Virtualization, also known as TR-3702, has been updated for the release of Hyper-V R2 and SCVMM 2008 R2.  NetApp has added new sections covering the following:

  • Hyper-V Server Networking Considerations
  • Hyper-V Cluster Networking Considerations
  • Hyper-V Server Storage Provisioning
  • Virtual Machine Storage Provisioning
  • NetApp FlexClones and Snapshot technology
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Disaster Recovery and High Availability

This guide now contains not just best practices, but additional content provided to educate the reader on how and why we established some of our best practices. I have received lots of great feedback on this document so far, mostly because it’s packed with everything that folks have been asking for to help them with their Hyper-V deployments.

But wait there’s more the following guides have been updated too:

  • NetApp Implementation Guide for Microsoft Virtualization (TR-3733)