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Virtualizing: Microsoft® Tier 1 Applications with VMware vSphere™ 4 by Hemant Gaidhani, Alex Fontana, Charles A. Windom Sr.

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Virtualizing SQL Server Proof of Concept

Source Discovery has decided to extend the success of its virtualization projects to other server applications. With the successful virtualization of Windows Servers, Active Directory, and Internet Information Services, Source Discovery is confident it can now tackle SQL Server virtualization. It has captured the physical resource utilization and SQL Server–specific performance metrics using the VMware Capacity Planner tool. It has prioritized its tier-2 and departmental SQL Server instances for virtualization in the first phase and plans to work its way to mission-critical tier-1 databases in the next phase. Most of these stand-alone SQL Server instances are less resource intensive, host smaller databases ...

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