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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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Test Lab Scenario

A test lab scenario involves investigating the functionality, performance, or viability of a proposed solution isolated from production environments for security or fault protection reasons. Every test should be considered a complete solution for the virtual machines needed to perform the test, not just for the machine on which the specific test is being performed. This allows you to consider any ramifications resulting from changes in the environment, and it also minimizes the impact of any actions taken during the test. Tests can range from those designed for short duration to those that can take months to complete.

When designing a test lab scenario, make sure that the Hyper-V hosts and the environment can be reconfigured and ...

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