Using HP ProLiant BL680c G5 Blade Servers to Create a Virtualized Highly Available Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Farm

Date Added: Jun 2009
Format: PDF

This paper documents the HP testing results achieved when evaluating a solution utilizing the HP ProLiant BL680c G5 blade server to deploy Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in a highly available virtualized environment using Hyper-V virtualization technology. Hyper-V is a hypervisor-based virtualization feature included in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and designed to utilize the virtualization technology included in the current generation of Intel Xeon and AMD Opteron processors. By virtualizing key roles of Office SharePoint Server 2007, such as Web Front End/Query and Indexing, one can now deploy fewer HP ProLiant servers to handle the tasks that once took many physical servers.