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VMware VI3 Implementation and Administration by Eric Siebert

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Chapter 1. Assessing Your Current Environment

Before starting on your virtualization journey, it is important to thoroughly understand your current IT infrastructure. By introducing virtualization into your environment, you are making a big change that will have a ripple effect on all parts of your environment. Standard procedures such as monitoring, backups, patching, and administration will all be affected by this. In addition, all components of your infrastructure will most likely be affected in some way by this big change. As a result, you need to assess all parts of your infrastructure, not just the servers you plan to virtualize, to uncover any potential problems or hurdles that may impact your project. The old woodworking rule “measure ...

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