BizTalk Server 2009 Hyper-V guide is released on 17th April which can be downloaded on Microsoft Download Center.
I’m very happy to be one of the reviewers for this guide. I’m also grateful to Microsoft for mentioning my name on the Acknowledgment section. I just wanted to highlight some of the points
1. The emphasis on this guide is mainly around BizTalk Server performance, it contains details about lot of performance counters and ways you can performance test your BizTalk application. So, just don’t get fooled around by the heading.
2. Also, apart from the virtualization topic majority of the performance testing considerations are still valid for older version of BizTalk server like 2006 and 2006 R2.
I guess its going to be hard job to go through the 135 page document, unless otherwise you are thinking about virtualizing your BizTalk environment. For those of you who are interested in getting a very high level impact of BizTalk on a virtualized environment I guess this graph gives a good indication (taken from the guide – page 75).