In the Principled Technologies datacenter, we set up the Dell and Intel hyperconvered solution as a Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 cluster with Microsoft Hyper-V. To prove that the solution functioned well with Microsoft Hyper-V, we tested a mixed workload, which included Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, file and print activity, and disk activity simulating a web server. Together, this workload mimics the kind of work a small to medium-sized company might do on a daily basis.

This reference architecture explains our findings and offers a guide and best practices for implementing this solution in your datacenter.