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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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8.2. Using Guided Consolidation

You've installed Guided Consolidation, but what is it exactly? Guided Consolidation is a simple-to-use tool for gathering performance and utilization data from physical computers in order to determine their eligibility as potential virtualization candidates. As the monitoring period goes on and more information is gathered, Guided Consolidation becomes increasingly confident about its recommendations for virtualization. Although VMware has a more robust product in the VMware Capacity Planner, this light version is a perfect fit for small and medium-sized businesses.

Before consolidation can begin, there must be a datacenter object and a host added to the vCenter Server inventory. As you saw previously, Guided ...

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