This post is an introduction to how I have configured my demo laptop. I can comfortably run eleven VMs on the one laptop, including a two node Hyper-V cluster, App-V and the four main System Center products (Virtual Machine Manager, Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager and Configuration Manager).
I have built this to enable me to demonstrate Microsoft's Virtualisation offerings: everything from Terminal Services and Application Virtualisation to self service provisioning of new Hyper-V virtual machines using System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
If you have ever seen me talk about Microsoft & Virtualisation, this is the laptop I use for my demos. It's nothing spectacular, just a small, dual core business laptop with 8GB of memory and a couple of extra disks.
In subsequent posts I intend to explain in detail what I went through to get this working, what was easy & hard, what I would do differently if I ever do it again.