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Microsoft Hyper-V Implementation Guide for Dell PowerVault MD Series Storage Arrays

This document provides information about implementing Microsoft® Hyper-V® technology with the PowerVault™ MD32X0, MD32X0i, and MD36X0i storage arrays.

Hyper-V provides the software infrastructure and management tools in the Windows Server® 2008 operating system to create and manage a virtualized server computing environment. The configuration in this document uses the Windows 2008 Server Release 2 operating system with the following enhancements to Hyper-V:

  • Live Migration – A transparent move of virtual machines (VMs) from one cluster-node to another with no loss of VM connectivity between nodes. Live Migration uses Clustered Shared Volumes (CSVs).
  • Dynamic VM storage – Support for hot plug-in and hot removal of storage.
  • Enhanced processor support – Up to 32 physical cores.
  • Enhanced networking support – Support for jumbo frames on VMs.

This document is intended to provide useful information for system administrators and IT planners or designers who are implementing Hyper-V in their environment.