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The SVVP Wizard!

The SVVP Wizard!

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For those of you not familiar, the SVVP, or Server Virtualisation Validation Program, enables end Customers, and Partners to understand what is, and isn’t, from a Microsoft perspective, supported in virtual environments.  These virtual environments could be Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, or another.  The current, complete list of SVVP certified virtualisation solutions are as follows:

  • Cisco WAAS Virtual Blades 4.1
  • Citrix XenServer 5 Embedded Edition
  • Citrix XenServer 5
  • Citrix XenServer 5.5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP2
  • VMware ESX 3.5 Update 2
  • VMware ESX 3.5 Update 3
  • VMware ESX 3.5 Update 4
  • VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 3
  • VMware ESXi 3.5 Update 4
  • VMware vSphere - ESX 4.0
  • VMware vSphere - ESXi 4.0

Hyper-V isn’t on the list, as this program is to certify non-Microsoft platforms only.

So, my hypervisor of choice is on the list (or is Hyper-V :-)).  What does that mean?

Well, it means that this KB article: 957006 becomes very important, as it shows all the Microsoft Server applications, like SQL, or SharePoint, that are supported in a virtual environment, providing the virtual environment is on that list above…

You could quite easily use this list to check your support status, however, an SVVP Wizard has been released to ease the process.  It’s a simple 3-part process:

Select the Microsoft product you are interested in virtualising…


Choose your platform and guest OS…


then receive your support statement! :-)


It even gives you information, related to that product as to what is, and isn’t supported – very useful indeed me thinks!

You can access the SVVP Wizard for yourselves, here!


  • Thanks a lot,

    very informative to check the validated products and now i am going for vrtualization with Citrix Xenserver in al areas.

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