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Microsoft Recomending AGAINST running TFS under a virtual enviroment?

In the server planning document we state:


Virtual PC

Team Foundation Server servers will operate correctly on a Virtual PC or a virtual server. However, this configuration is not recommended for production environments. It can be used in evaluation or demonstration scenarios.


Since i have been advocating that customers DO use Team Foundation Server under some sort of Virtual Enviroment i had a couple of customers ask me about this mismatch. 

I checked with the dev team and apparently this recomendation was made for performance reasons. 


That being the case contrary to the documentation i still recomend your Team Foundation Server run in a virtual enviroment for backup and recovery reasons.   For more information on the normal backup/recovery please see:


How to: Back Up a Team Foundation Server 

How to: Restore Team Foundation Server Data