This chapter focuses on things you need to know and do as you start down the path of database virtualization. The advice of this chapter will be given in the framework of a very conservative approach with the end goal to help you avoid the common traps and pitfalls encountered when you first virtualize a production SQL Server database. Topics include:
• The Implementation plan
• Importance of obtaining a Baseline
• Additional considerations
• Birds Eye View Implementation Process
Our experience has taught us the best place to start down the path of database virtualization is by reading the documentation. I have known many a DBA, that when a new version of the database ...