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Are you deploying or planning to deploy Hyper V Virtualization in production and need guidelines how you can design the best in class infrastructure with optimum utilization of resources. As a Technology Advisor, I often get the request from customers and partners who are doing real life deployments for best practices and guidelines for Hyper V.
Virtualization product group has done a commendable job to offer some of these best practices documents related to
I have collated some of these documents for your reference in here..
Hyper-V Best Practices Analyzer is now available for Windows Server 2008 R2
Best Practices Analyzer (BPA) is a server management tool that is available in Windows Server 2008 R2. BPA reports best practice violations to the administrator after BPA scans the roles that are installed on Windows Server 2008 R2. Administrators can filter out unnecessary information or exclude results from BPA reports. Administrators can also perform BPA tasks with either the Server Manager GUI, or Windows PowerShell cmdlets
Here are some of the whitepapers you would need to build up a great Virtual Infrastructure with Hyper V.
Best practices: Microsoft Hyper-V Dynamic Data Center in an HP BladeSystem environment
Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide
Hyper-V Deployment & Best Practices
Hyper-V Configuration & Deployment Guidance
Virtualization Security Best Practices
Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008- Hyper-V
Hyper-V: Live Migration Network Configuration/best practices Guide
Small Business Server/ Domain Controllers
Best Practices for Using Hyper-V with Windows Small Business Server 2008
Running Domain Controllers in Hyper-V
SharePoint Server Role Recommendations for Virtualized Environments
Virtualization of SharePoint Products and Technologies
Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for SharePoint
Microsoft Virtualization Best Practices for Exchange
HP recommended configuration for Exchange Server 2010 and Hyper-V R2 for 5,000 users
Exchange Server 2007 and Hyper-V: Best Practices Blog Post
Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Virtualization Environments
Running SQL in a Hyper-V Environment
Consolidation Guidance for SQL Server
High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V
Hope you all find them useful, as always your feedbacks and comments are welcome.