Microsoft Server Virtualization Resources


Here's my obscenely vast list of resources that I actually do reference and send to customers on a very regular basis. Hopefully it's at least catagorized in a reasonable enough manner to make it useful to you!






























































































































































































































Assessment / Downloads / Tools


Microsoft Virtualization ROI Tool (calculate the total return on investment)


Microsoft Hyper-Green Tool (estimate power, cooling, and CO2 savings)


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Trials


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Eval


Microsoft Assessment and Planning Solution Accelerator


Linux Integration Components for Hyper-V


VMC to Hyper-V Import Tool Available


Necessary Updates / Hotfixes


Comprehensive List of Hyper-V Updates


Recommended hotfixes for Windows Server 2008-based server clusters


Recommended hotfixes for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008


Updates / Hotfixes for Specific Issues


Why can't I start my VM when there is plenty of free memory?


Availability of a Volume Shadow Copy Service (VSS) update rollup package for Windows Server 2003 to resolve some VSS snapshot issues


Prerequisites and Known Issues with Hyper-V Protection (DPM SP1)


Troubleshooting Hyper-V


Learn


Do


Web Sites


Installation


Virtualization TechCenter on Microsoft TechNet


Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hyper-V


Microsoft.com/Virtualization - Resources


Install the Hyper-V Role on a Server Core Installation of Windows Server 2008


Microsoft.com/WindowsServer2008 - Virtualization and Server Consolidation


Server Core Installation Option of Windows Server 2008 Step-By-Step Guide


TechNet Library - Hyper-V


Command-Line Syntax Key


TechNet Library - Windows Server 2008


Netsh Commands for Wired Local Area Network (LAN)


System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008


Server Core Configurator


TechNet - System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008


Server Core Blog


Failover Clustering Resource Center


Microsoft iSCSI Software Initiator User's Guide 2.x


Posts / Articles / Whitepapers


Clustering & HA


Hyper-V Planning and Deployment Guide


Step-by-Step Guide for Testing Hyper-V and Failover Clustering


Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide


Checklist: Failover Cluster in Which All Nodes Run Hyper-V


Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows Server 2008


Configuring a Two-Node File Server Failover Cluster


Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 Reviewer’s Guide


Failover Cluster Requirements


MSDN and TechNet Powered by Hyper-V


How are virtual machines (VMs) failed over between nodes in a Windows Server 2008 failover cluster?


MS IT Showcase: Identifying Server Candidates for Virtualization


Failover behavior on clusters or three or more nodes


Virtualization Strategy Provides Tools, Processes, and Compliance Capabilities to Enhance Business Support and Drive Adoption


iSCSI Cluster Support: Frequently Asked Questions


TechNet Magazine October 2008: Virtualization


HYPER-V QUICK MIGRATION & VMWARE LIVE MIGRATION PART 1...


SNW Demo: Windows Server 2008 Core, Hyper-V and Failover Clustering - with screenshots


Blogs


Storage & Virtual Disks


Virtualization Team Blog


Storage options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V


Windows Server Team Blog


More on Storage Options for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V


Virtualization Feed


Hyper-V Storage Analysis


HyperVoria


Boot from SCSI in Virtual Server vs. Boot from IDE in Windows Server virtualization


Cheng - SCVMM Program Manager


NetApp and Microsoft Virtualization Storage Best Practices


Ben Armstrong - virtual_pc_guy


MPIO - NetApp DSM vs. Microsoft's generic


Jose Barreto - Storage Architect


Storage devices that are certified for Windows Server 2008


Rakeshm - SCVMM program manager


Backups


Robert Larson - MCS Architect


Backup and Disaster Recovery for Server Virtualization


Mike Sterling - Hyper-V PM


How to back up Hyper-V virtual machines from the parent partition on a Windows Server 2008-based computer by using Windows Server Backup


Communities


Invoking diskshadow to back up a Virtual Machine from a Hyper-V Host


TechNet Forums - Virtualization / Hyper-V


DPM SP1 prerequisites and Known Issues with Hyper-V Protection


TechNet Forums - Virtual Machine Manager


SCDPM Product Documentation


Events


DPM 2007 Planning Guide


getVIRTUALnow - Register for a Microsoft Virtualization Launch event


DPM 2007 Operations Guide


Virtualization Congress 2008


VM Snapshots


Microsoft TechEd


Virtual Machine Snapshotting under Hyper-V


Microsoft Management Summit


Virtual Machine Snapshots with Hyper-V


Webcasts/Podcasts


Getting Undo Functionality with Hyper-V Snapshots


TechNet Edge - Virtualization


Hyper-V and Snapshots Part 1 and Part 2


Transitioning to Windows Virtualization


Dev


TechNet Webcast: High Availability with Hyper-V (Level 300)


PowerShell Management Library for Hyper-V


TechNet Webcast: A 360 View Inside the Virtual World (Level 200)


Creating an awesome developer sandbox using Hyper-V (Part 1)


TechNet Webcast: Windows Server Virtualization Under the Hood (Level 200)


Workloads & Applications


TechNet Webcast: Assess Your Server IT Infrastructure for Windows Server 2008 Migration and Virtualization (Level 300)


Microsoft server software and supported virtualization environments


TechNet Webcast: Virtualization of Production Workloads Including Active Directory, SQL Server, and Others (Level 200)


Support policy for Microsoft SQL Server products that are running in a hardware virtualization environment


TechNet Webcast: Using Virtual Machine Manager and Windows PowerShell to Deploy HP Windows Server 2008 Academy Labs (Level 300)


Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments


Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2


Running Domain Controllers in Hyper-V


Windows Server 2008 R2 Overview Feature Overview


Active Directory in Hyper-V environments Part 1 , Part 2, Part 3


Hyper-V: Step-by-Step Guide to Using Live Migration in Windows Server 2008 R2


Microsoft Support Policies and Recommendations for Exchange Servers in Hardware Virtualization Environments


Windows Server 2008 R2 & Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 - Hyper-V Live Migration Overview & Architecture


Exchange 2007: To Hyper-V or not to Hyper-V?


Running SQL Server 2008 in Hyper-V Environment


Oracle Database 10g Performance on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Virtual Machine


Virtualizing PeopleSoft with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V


System Center Integration


Configuring Operations Manager Integration with VMM 2008


Enabling PRO in VMM 2008


Configuring SCVMM 2008's PRO Feature with Ops Manager


Operations Manager 2007 Accounts


 

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