Hands-on testing and research enabled Principled Technologies to document best practices for configuring Dell™ PowerEdge® R900 or R905 servers, consolidating Microsoft® SQL Server® 2008 databases to a single Windows Server® 2008 system, and outlining features of the Microsoft Hyper-V™ platform. In a detailed review, this guide shares recommendations for a tested and validated configuration of Hyper-V and SQL Server 2008 on Dell PowerEdge servers.

As a supplement to the How To Guide: Consolidating Multiple SQL Server Systems onto Dell PowerEdge Servers Using Microsoft’s Hyper-V, this SQL Server 2008 guide in conjunction with the general Hyper-V overview will allow you to easily virtualize your SQL Server 2008 environment.