A new white paper has been published on TechNet today: Planning, Implementing and Supporting SQL Server Virtualization with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Live Migration.
Written by Shirmattie Seenarine and Ross Mistry the article goes into detail on how to set up and manage a SQL Server virtual environment. The abstract is reproduced below:
This white paper provides prescriptive guidance and detailed steps for planning and implementing SQL Server virtualization with Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Live Migration. The document also communicates strategies for managing a SQL Server virtual environment with SQL Server native capabilities and System Center products such as Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2008 R2, Configuration Manager 2007 R2, Operations Manager 2007 R2 and Data Protection Manager 2010.
Divided into 4 main sections - Planning Virtualization, Implementing Virtualization, Implementing Live Migration, Supporting a Virtualized Environment - the paper delves into the intricasies of Hyper-V, Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) ans System Center Operations Manager. This is very useful reading for anyone considering SQL Server server consolidation and looking at virtualization.