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Best Practices Analyzer for Hyper-V

Updated: April 27, 2010

Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2

In Windows management, best practices are guidelines that are considered the ideal way, under normal circumstances, to configure a server as defined by experts. While best practice violations, even critical ones, are not necessarily problematic, they indicate server configurations that can result in poor performance, poor reliability, unexpected conflicts, increased security risks, or other potential problems.

Topics in this section can help you bring Hyper-V running on Windows Server 2012 orWindows Server 2008 R2 into compliance with best practices. Content in this section is most valuable to administrators who have completed a Best Practices Analyzer scan of Hyper-V, and who want information about how to interpret and resolve scan results that identify areas of Hyper-V that are noncompliant with best practices.

For more information about Best Practices Analyzer and scans, see Best Practices Analyzer.

Hyper-V enables you to create a virtualized server computing environment using a technology that is part of Windows Server 2012 or Windows Server 2008 R2. You can use a virtualized computing environment to improve the efficiency of your computing resources by utilizing more of your hardware resources. This is possible because you use Hyper-V to create and manage virtual machines and their resources. Each virtual machine is a virtualized computer system that operates in an isolated execution environment. This allows you to run multiple operating systems simultaneously on one physical computer.

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