SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations - WhitePaper

A new Microsoft white paper illustrates best practices for virtualizing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. Technical decision makers, such as architects and systems administrators, can use this information to design, architect, and manage a virtualized SharePoint infrastructure.OverviewVirtualization Using Hyper-VPrerequisites for Hyper-VWhy Virtualize SharePoint?Hardware ConsolidationEase of Management and ProvisioningTesting and DevelopmentBusiness […]

A new Microsoft white paper illustrates best practices for virtualizing SharePoint Server 2010 on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. Technical decision makers, such as architects and systems administrators, can use this information to design, architect, and manage a virtualized SharePoint infrastructure.

Overview
Virtualization Using Hyper-V
Prerequisites for Hyper-V

Why Virtualize SharePoint?
Hardware Consolidation
Ease of Management and Provisioning
Testing and Development
Business Continuity and Availability

Planning a Virtual Deployment
Hardware and Software Requirements
Physical and Virtual Topology
High Availability
Virtualization of SharePoint Components
Best Practices for Virtual Processor, Memory, Disk, and Network
Managing the Virtual SharePoint Environment

Performance Test Results
Hardware Sets
Virtual Machine Scale-Up
Single-Host Scale-Out
Virtual vs. Physical
VM Scale-Out
Physical Scale-Up

Licensing

Conclusion

Additional Resources
Customer Evidence
Online Resources

Diagram highlighting a virtualization plan:

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