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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Operational Considerations

Using Hyper-V in test, development, or production environments requires that operational standards be established to maintain efficiency. This section addresses establishing naming standards and creating and operating a library of virtual machines.

Establishing Standards

Establishing a set of configuration standards before you roll out virtualization on an enterprise basis will save you many hours of configuration changes. Standards are critical to minimizing virtual machine migration efforts between hosts, provisioning virtual machines, and making virtual machines and virtual networks easily identifiable.

Virtual machines are listed in the Hyper-V Manager according to the virtual machine name, and they are sorted in ascending ...

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