Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V + TFS Build
My colleague, Ian Ceicys (http://blogs.msdn.com/iceicys/) just pointed me to a great book on Windows Server Hyper-V. I’ve been a been late ramping up on this server role so I’m excited to get caught up. I’m reading this now Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V: Insiders Guide to Microsoft's Hypervisor: John Kelbley, Mike Sterling, Allen Stewart: Books.
My first thought is how useful Hyper-V running on a build machine could be to enable isolated testing on the build machine. I’ve always been bothered by how little utilization most build machines have. With Hyper-V running on a build machine it would be interesting to spin up virtual machines to test the product of the build. On a test failure we could save off the VM for debugging later. All this without tainting the build machine.
Something to think about. I’ll be installing Windows Server Hyper-V in the next few weeks to explore this more.