Det er laget en rekke white papers rundt konsolidering og virtualisering. Under følger en oversikt over de viktigste å forholde seg til:

1] SQL Server Consolidation Guidance, 11/09
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee819082.aspx

2] High Performance SQL Server Workloads on Hyper-V, 05/10
http://download.microsoft.com/download/D/F/8/DF89D22D-39C8-4728-A990-3BD4467891B7/HighPerformanceSQLServerWorkloadsOnHyper-V_Final.docx

3] Planning, Implementing and Supporting SQL Server virtualization with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Live Migration, 07/10
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff898403.aspx

4] Make your servers work harder: Consolidate with SQL Server 2008 R2, 05/10
http://blogs.technet.com/b/dataplatforminsider/archive/2010/05/10/make-your-servers-work-harder-consolidate-with-sql-server-2008-r2.aspx

5] Support policy for SQL Server virtualization
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=956893

6] SQL Server 2008 R2 Licensing
http://www.microsoft.com/sqlserver/2008/en/us/licensing.aspx

7] Running SQL Server 2008 in a Hyper-V Environment - Best Practices and Performance Recommendations:
http://sqlcat.com/whitepapers/archive/2008/10/03/running-sql-server-2008-in-a-hyper-v-environment-best-practices-and-performance-recommendations.aspx

8] SQL Server Consolidation Planning Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=eda8f544-c6eb-495f-82a1-b6ae53b30f0a&displaylang=en