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BizTalk Virtualization

Microsoft BizTalk Server supportability on a virtual machine

The following table indicates the supportability of hosting a BizTalk Server virtual machine. In this table, "Yes" means that it is fully supported.

Virtualization program BizTalk Server 2010
Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 No
Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008
Yes
Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, including Hypervisor Yes
Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 Yes
SVVP certified * Yes
Non-SVVP certified Commercially reasonable support

Following table is derived from Microsoft Support: Microsoft BizTalk Server supportability on a virtual machine

The following table describes the operating systems and the versions of SQL Server that are supported when you use different versions of BizTalk Server:
   BizTalk Server 2010
Windows 2000   No
Windows XP  No

Licensing BizTalk Server on Virtual Machine

Similar to SQL Server Enterprise, BizTalk Server 2010 ENT can be licensed for unlimited virtualized processors that are available on a single physical server. As customer you will be required to license the number of physical processors on a server.

White papers explaining licensing in a virtual server environment are located at Volume Licensing Brief Downloads

Ready made BizTalk Server 2010 Virtual Machines (VHD)

Microsoft provides ready made BizTalk Server 2010 virtual machines you can download:

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