Must read: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations

Just got published: SharePoint 2010 Virtualization Guidance and Recommendations a must read for anyone looking at SharePoint 2010 and Project Server 2010 virtualization:


This 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.

Table of Content

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
Additional Resources
Customer Evidence
Online Resources

Diagram highlighting a virtualization plan: