This whitepaper provides detailed best practices to architect and deploy the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array (EVA) in a highly available virtualized infrastructure using Microsoft?s Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2. These test-proven best practices were developed in an environment featuring the EVA array deployed with HP BladeSystem Servers, SAN and Networking.

Included are EVA-specific configuration considerations for Hyper-V environments, including LUN sizes and VRAID levels, as well as details describing the various Hyper-V disk types, along with recommendations for their deployment in conjunction with the EVA.

There is also a detailed description of some of the new Hyper-V R2 features such as Live Migration and Cluster Shared Volumes, and information describing how to plan for and deploy these with the EVA.

This whitepaper is ideally suited to IT professionals responsible for implementing a virtualized environment with Microsoft?s Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V R2, and are looking for test-proven recommendations showing how HP?s EVA Array, BladeSystem Servers, SAN and Networking can be used to deploy a complete, cost-effective and easy to manage virtualized infrastructure.

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