Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 is fully supported when you deploy it in a virtual environment that is supported by Windows Server 2008 or by Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology. SharePoint Server 2010 is also supported for virtualization technologies that are accredited by the Server Virtualization Validation Program (http://go.microsoft.com/fwink/?LinkId=125649) environment.
This article is one of a series of Best Practice articles for Microsoft SharePoint Server. This article describes best practices for SharePoint Server 2010 virtualization. For more articles in the series, see Best practices (SharePoint Server 2010). For additional information and resources regarding Best Practices for SharePoint Server 2010, see the Best Practices Resource Center (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=125981).
The best practices in this article are ordered based on the sequence in which they would apply as you move from creating a virtual machine to deploying SharePoint Server.
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