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Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V Installation

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Microsoft advisory services engagement scenario - windows server 2008 r2 hyper-v installation

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Microsoft advisory services engagement

This Advisory Services scenario is designed to assist customers who are in the proactive planning stages of installing and configuring a Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V server.

This scenario involves Installation of Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V with time for question and answer.� Assuming that the Engineer performs the demonstration remotely on the customer�s equipment, the customer would end up with a single Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Hyper-V role configured and a Virtual Machine running.

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Scoping questions

Out of Scope
  • If delivered using customer�s equipment, the equipment must meet current supported guidelines for Hyper-V
  • This deliverable will not include installation, configuration or modification of the local storage or external storage (iSCSI or FC)
  • This deliverable will not include discussions around creating highly available Virtual Machines. If desired, see the scenario entitled: Platforms CORE Windows 2008 R2 Cluster Technologies�Hyper-V
  • This deliverable will not include discussion of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM)
  • Creation of a virtualization migration plan from 3rd party virtualization technologies would be out of scope
Included with Scope

  • Changes in Hyper-V architecture from Virtual Server 2005
  • Hardware requirements for the hypervisor
  • Installing and Configuring the Hyper-V role
  • Best practices for network configuration for Hyper-V
  • Configure virtual networks in Hyper-V
  • Best practices for storage configuration in Hyper-V
  • Creating a virtual machine in Hyper-V
  • Discussion of options for migrating from Virtual Server 2005 to Hyper-V virtual machine.
  • Understanding of and installation of Integration Components in� a virtual machine
  • Understanding snapshots
  • Remote Administration of Hyper-V servers
  • Backing up Hyper-V servers and virtual machines
  • Discussion of the licensing options related to virtualization of Microsoft operating systems
  • Discussion and Demonstration of the Server Virtualization Validation Program
  • Question and answer session
Scoping questions

  • Will our demonstration be with hardware in your environment?

    o�� If no, then an additional hour will be added to the scope to allow a test environment at Microsoft to be prepared

    o�� If yes, then continue with the following questions
  • Is Windows Server 2008 R2 or Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 already installed and updated with the current service pack that is available?

    o�� If no, having your server pre-installed with the most current updates will be a time savings for you prior to beginning with this advisory offering.
  • Are you currently using any virtualization products in your infrastructure? If so, what virtualization products are you using?
  • Are you planning a migration to Hyper-V or implementing a new virtualization solution based on Microsoft�s Hyper-V virtualization technology
  • Have you already installed the Hyper-V role on any existing servers (test or prod)?
  • If so, have you already created/configured a virtual machine in Hyper-V?
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Task NameEstimate


Discuss the changes from Virtual Server 2005 and the hardware requirements for Hyper-V (optional)150.25
Discuss options for migrating from Virtual Server 2005 to Hyper-V VM (optional)150.25
Install Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 or Windows Server 2008 R2 to a test system (optional)601.0
Walk through the installation and configuration of the Hyper-V role. 150.25
Discuss best practices and configure Hyper-V networking and storage.200.33
Walk through the creation of a virtual machine150.5
Discussion and demonstration of the Integration Components150.25
Discussion of backing up Hyper-V servers and virtual machines300.5
Discussion Hyper-V virtual machine snapshots150.25
Discussion and demonstration of remote administration of Hyper-V servers (optional)150.25
Discussion and Demonstration of the Server Virtualization Validation Program150.25
Licensing options related to virtualization of Microsoft operating systems150.25
Question and Answer session450.75

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Article Info
Article ID : 2253250
Revision : 7
Created on : 2/21/2011
Published on : 2/21/2011
Exists online : False
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