Hardware virtualization support for SharePoint products and technologie


Microsoft and some third parties have made various hardware virtualization software products available. A significant ongoing investment is required to certify a software product for use with these technologies. We have not fully tested or certified Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 as supportable for use under all hardware virtualization software products.

We have tested and certified Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 as supportable for use under Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V.

Support for third-party hypervisor technology

Deploying SharePoint Products and Technologies (Windows SharePoint Services v3 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007) is supported on hypervisor technologies that are certified by Microsoft through the Server Virtualization Validation Program (SVVP) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=125649&clcid=0x409) .

For more information about third-party vendors, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

897615 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615/ ) Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software

Currently, you can use the following products together with hardware virtualization software products only for testing:

  • Windows SharePoint Services
  • SharePoint Portal Server 2003

You can use the following products together with hardware virtualization software products for production use:


Published by Aryan Nava

Founder of "BlockchainMind", CTO for two Blockchain startup during 2018, Cloud/DevOps Consultant and Blockchain Trainer

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