Virtualizing the SharePoint 2010 Database-Tier

Over the last few months, I’ve had a number of conversations with customers regarding the virtualization of SQL Server for the database-tier of SharePoint Server 2010 deployments.  Historically, administrators have been hesitant to virtualize SQL Server database servers out of concerns for performance. With advances in virtualization technology and the adoption of new IT standards,Continue reading “Virtualizing the SharePoint 2010 Database-Tier”

Virtualization of SharePoint 2010 Farm Architecture

Server virtualization technologies have taken front stage recently and many organizations have begun to replace physical servers, including SharePoint servers, with virtualized machines. Virtualization of the 2007 wave of SharePoint Products and Technologies has been supported for some time, and many 2007 farms have been successfully virtualized over the years. With a new version ofContinue reading “Virtualization of SharePoint 2010 Farm Architecture”

Hyper-V virtualization requirements (SharePoint Server 2010)

Hardware The requirements for hardware-based virtualization are as follows: Hardware-assisted virtualization, which is available in processors that include a virtualization option—specifically processors with Intel Virtualization Technology (Intel VT) or AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology. Hardware-enforced Data Execution Prevention (DEP) is available and enabled. You can use one of the following tools to determine if the processorContinue reading “Hyper-V virtualization requirements (SharePoint Server 2010)”