Note: This article is based on Hyper-V 2.0, and might not apply to Hyper-V 3.0 (Server 2012)

This is a work-in-progress to collect your best practices for Hyper-V and VM Management. Please feel free to add and update as necessary, it is the wiki way!

Best Practice

  1. When planning, follow Windows Server Virtualization Guide from Infrastructure Planning and Design Guide Series (ex-Windows Server System Reference Architecture, WSSRA).
  2. Learn about Choice of Virtualization Strategy.
  3. Make sure you understand Hyper-V: Architecture.
  4. Use SCVMM, and SCVMM Self-Service Portal.
  5. Aggressively monitor free-disk space, especially if you use snapshots, SCVMM self-service, or both.
  6. If you use snapshots, review the Snapshot FAQ and the snapshots common issues video.
  7. Use the Virtual Machine Migration Test Wizard.
  8. Script wherever possible — for example, using the free community PowerShell management Library for Hyper-V.

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