This paper describes the best practices for implementing a Hyper-V virtualized solution for SAP applications on a Microsoft Windows Server 2008 platform. It introduces the technologies and architecture used, describes the available options for Hyper-V infrastructure planning, and discusses possible performance optimizations. This paper also contains information about lifecycle management and using the System Center Virtual Machine Manager to manage the Hyper-V infrastructure. It is written for developers, technical consultants, and solution architects. Readers are expected to have administrator level SAP knowledge, and a basic knowledge of Hyper-V and SQL Server.