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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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Pilot Scope

What makes developing a pilot plan challenging is that it must represent a scaled-down production deployment that validates the technical solution and operational processes without requiring the entire project scope to be completed. To accomplish this, the pilot scope should limit the locations and virtualization candidates to the minimum set that is required to validate the virtualization solution. All aspects of the design should be implemented (management, backup, administration, and so on), but the implementation does not have to include the full scale of the design. For example, to validate the physical to virtual machine migration process, you only need to perform a representative set of migrations—you do not need to migrate ...

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