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Feb 28 2010   9:04PM GMT

Are your physical servers ready to be virtualized?

Raj Perumal Raj Perumal Profile: Raj Perumal

Hi folks, one of the common questions in virtualization is, are your physical servers ready? Also how do you tell if they are ready? Luckily VMware has the answer.

VMware offers a feature called guided consolidation that comes with vCenter. You can install this from your VMware vCenter installation media. What it does is install a collection service that gathers performance data on your existing environment and then makes recommendations on whether to consolidate or not.

Then you can pursue virtualization with the confidence that your environment is ready. Guided consolidation is ideal in smaller environments. If you would like to find out if an enterprise environment is ready for consolidation then you might want to go forward with a VMware capacity planning engagement. You can do this by contacting your local VMware partner.

-Cheers, RP

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