Monday, February 04, 2013

Hyper-V for Developers Part 1

The goal of this blog series is to share how I use the Windows 8 Client Hyper-V feature to model application infrastructure.  I will share my techniques and tips to get the developer focused on getting environments up and running as quickly as possible.

The experiences that led me to write this series stem from observation of difficulties and oversights between developers and operations teams during application deployment and troubleshooting.  It is not uncommon for IT organizations to have many environments that increase in complexity as an application moves through development, integration testing, quality assurance, performance testing, and production environments.  Commonly there are more “real life” components present in high level environments such as production and more mocking and simulation in lower environments such as development.  The single machine developer perspective of an application may be quite different than an IT Pro supporting a farm of servers.  When deployed in “real life” the application may have to work across many servers, load balancers, subnets, and potentially geographically disperse datacenters.  A number of questions for the developer may arise as the application is deployed to higher level environments.

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