How Microsoft uses Hyper-V Internally
Microsoft recently released a whitepaper on how Microsoft IT moved Microsoft.com to Hyper-V. This is a really good read on how some of the advancements in Hyper-V R2 are used. This whitepaper can also be used as a reference architecture in your own environment if you are considering Hyper-V R2.
Products and technologies used include:
- Windows Server 2008 R2
- Windows clustering
- Cluster Shared Volumes
- SAN-based storage
- Live migration
- Quick migration
- Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2
- Maintenance mode
- Quick storage migration
- Virtual machine templates
- Windows PowerShell cmdlets
You can download the whitepaper or even watch a video with Microsoft IT Technology Architects Mike Mullin and Rob Emanuel explaining the implementation.