18 January 2010

VS 2010 and TFS 2010 VM Factory Guidance

But wait, there’s more!…  Along with various other bits of guidance being published recently by the Rangers, there is also the Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 Virtualization Guidance.

“Visual Studio 2010 VM Factory is the reference implementation of a software solution that automates the creation of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 virtualized environments. The purpose of this project is to build prescriptive guidance around virtualization of the Visual Studio 2010 and guidance for full automation of the creation of virtual machines using the VM Factory. The goal is to help users with the installation and configuration of virtualized environments with least effort and maximum automation.”

If you are planning on virtualizing any portion of your Visual Studio 2010 and/or Team Foundation Server 2010 installation, then this guidance can be invaluable.  Even if you’re just wandering whether or not you should virtualize, then you should read this guidance.

There are three downloads available on this site:

  • Virtualization Guidance for Visual Studio 2010
  • Virtualization Visual Studio ALM Rangers Base Image Guide
  • Team Foundation Server Planning Guidance Poster - Capacity Planning