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Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ Resource Kit by Janique Carbone Robert Larson and Microsoft Windows Virtualization Team

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Collecting Inventory Information

To define the set of servers that are good candidates for virtualization, you must collect specific hardware and software information for each server. The hardware information that you need to collect includes processor type, memory configuration, number and type of network adapters, disk subsystem details, USB devices, and serial and parallel port devices. The software information that you need to collect consists of a list of installed applications as well as any updates, hotfixes, or service packs installed on the server. In addition, you need to inventory all the services running on each server. You will use this information and a set of rules or thresholds—described in Chapter 21—to determine which physical ...

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