With the release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, there are new features and configuration options to enable you to make the best use of your server hardware investments by consolidating multiple server roles as separate virtual machines running on a single physical machine.

To better understand how to deploy these new features with HP servers and storage, we have developed a series of new tools and documents to assist you in designing solutions that address your deployment and operational requirements.  We are pleased to announce the availability of the following new Microsoft Hyper-V R2 Tools and Whitepapers:

  • HP Sizer for Microsoft Hyper-V 2008 R2: An automated, downloadable tool that provides sizing guidance for ?best-fit? HP server and storage configurations running in a Microsoft Hyper-V R2 environment.  Download Here
  • A quick sizing guide for Microsoft Hyper-V R2 running on HP ProLiant servers: This whitepaper provides basic sizing guidance for deploying applications into a Microsoft Hyper-V R2 virtualized architecture. It provides fundamental guidelines for the key factors to consider when deploying an application running on Hyper-V R2.  Download Here
  • Performance characterization report for Microsoft Hyper-V R2 on HP ProLiant DL785 G6 servers: This whitepaper provides detailed performance characterizations of the HP ProLiant DL785 G6 server deployed with Hyper-V R2. It provides guidance for both scale-up and scale-out to optimize the deployment of large-scale server virtualization and consolidation. Included are detailed performance comparisons before/after virtualizing and consolidating legacy servers.  Download Here