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Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization: Now Available

I have just returned from a two weeks vacation and currently in the process of grabbing all the updates in technology space in last two weeks, its not that i wasn’t really keeping tab on what’s happening 😉

Lets get back to business and lets see what’s new in Virtualization. While i was away Microsoft has released Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization.

IPD for Virtualization is something which was really sought after by people like me, our Partners and our customers.

Lets have a look at what all different planning guides available for Virtualization.

  1. Selecting the Right Virtualization Technology: The objective of this guide is to enable the reader to rapidly and accurately select which Microsoft virtualization technology or technologies to use for specific scenarios.
  2. Windows Server Virtualization (updated for Windows Server 2008 R2)
    This guide is designed to provide a consistent structure for addressing the decisions and activities most critical to the successful implementation of the infrastructure for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology and Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 SP1.
  3. System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 (updated for SCVMM 2008 R2)
    The goal of this guide is to help project teams gather information, make decisions, choose options, and complete the tasks required to create and design a Virtual Machine Manager infrastructure.
  4. Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 (App-V)
    This guide describes the latest release of Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V). App-V, formerly SoftGrid, enables organizations to respond to the challenge of managing applications by implementing application virtualization. Take advantage of new features in App-V 4.5 such as streaming servers and support for Internet-based clients. This IPD guide takes you step by step through the process of planning your application virtualization infrastructure.
  5. Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V)
    This guide outlines the critical infrastructure design elements that are crucial to a successful implementation of Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V). It guides the reader through the four-step process of designing components, layout, and connectivity in a logical, sequential order. Identification of the MED-V server instances required is presented in simple, easy-to-follow steps, helping the reader to deliver managed virtual machines to end users.
  6. Terminal Services (Presentation Virtualization)
    This guide leads the reader step by step through the process of planning a Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services infrastructure. Key fundamental decisions and tasks are addressed, such as the identification of which applications are to be delivered, and which resources are needed to employ Terminal Services to serve the selected applications.

Read more about IPD for Virtualization and download it HERE

Also Our System Center suite of products provide a full suite of management solutions for this environment and the Infrastructure and Planning Guides for System Center have been updated for System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.