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  • Why are Hyper-V and Virtual Server not part of SVVP?
  • How/where can I find out more about the vendor, version and configurations that I am considering for deployment? If my deployed solutions are not validated how can I get them to become validated?
  • What operating systems will Microsoft support on validated hypervisors?
  • How often will the list of supported solutions be updated?
  • What are the customer benefits of this program and what is different now?
  • Are older versions of virtualization products validated through SVVP supported?
  • If my company is running a validated configuration and my vendor updates and validates newer versions, will my validation expire? How long will I be able to get support from Microsoft?
  • What product changes require a vendor to retest and resubmit their product?
  • Will we ever have to reproduce issues we are experiencing on SVVP-validated solutions on hardware?
  • Does the SVVP cover all Windows Server Roles?
  • Does Microsoft support virtualization software from other companies?
  • If a software company validates the current version of Windows Server, are earlier versions of Windows Server supported?
  • A virtualization solution provider claims to support Windows NT4 and earlier service packs of Windows 2000 Server and Windows Server 2003. Are these earlier operating systems supported through SVVP?
  • Is a validated virtualization product required to expose to the Windows operating system and applications running in a virtual machine that the 'machine' or system environment is virtual?