Best Practices for Microsoft Virtualization and Netapp Storage for Hyper-V

A consolidated version of the former articles about this scenario has been published by ‘NetApp for Microsoft Environments’ Team.

You’ll find the detailed documentation about NetApp Storage Best Practices for Microsoft Virtualization and NetApp Snap-Manager for Hyper-V here.

The NetApp best practices for Microsoft virtualization have been covered in sections 1-11 of the whitepaper and the best practices for SnapManager for Hyper-V follow thereafter.

They updated several sections and added new ones. Some of the must reads are the sections on backup and  recovery, AV  exclusions, automation , monitoring and management.

Under "Best Practices on SnapManager for Hyper-V", they added a section on how to perform disaster recovery using SMHV powershell cmdlets. There’s also a list of important KB articles that will be prove handy while troubleshooting common SMHV related issues.

They also posted a quick 10 step guide in the appendix section that has instructions to deploy Windows 2008 R2 Hyper-V Cluster environment on NetApp storage.


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