swedish_chef Microsoft have released “5 Cookbooks” for Virtual Server R2.  Cookbooks are a step-by-step guide (with screen shots) on how to “make and bake” a solution.

Thanks to Matt McSpirit for the early heads up!

Each of the cookbooks are about ~100 pages in length and you can download them directly below:

  • Hosted Backup.pdf - data backup and recovery to customers as a hosted solution with Virtual Server and DPM
  • Offsite Backup.pdf - backing up and restoring virtual machines running in an offsite location with Virtual Server and DPM.
  • Onsite Backup.pdf - backing up and restoring running virtual machines with Virtual Server and DPM
  • Host Clustering.pdf - high availability of server workloads using Windows Server 2003 Server Clustering and Virtual Server using Intel-based hardware.
  • Branch Office.pdf - isolating and operating applications on separate virtual machines in branch offices using SCVMM and Intel-based hardware environment for regulatory compliance and improved legacy workload performance.

I’ve downloaded each of them and will post a review in a couple of days when I’ve had a chance to run through them