Converting existing systems into virtual machines is the essence of building a virtual infrastructure. Consolidating physical systems provides significant intrinsic savings in the areas of physical space, power consumption, and hardware costs. In this chapter, I'll cover the native tools available for performing a server consolidation by migrating physical computers into virtual machines.
In this chapter, you will learn to:
Use vCenter Server Guided Consolidation
Perform physical-to-virtual migrations of running computers
Perform physical-to-virtual migrations of computers that are powered off
Import virtual appliances