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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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Automating the Discovery Process

When collecting inventory, performance, and environmental data, you will want to automate the process as much as possible. You may already use tools in your environment that can assist in collecting the required data. For example, if you use an asset management system like System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) or Systems Management Server (SMS), you can create queries that help you assemble the list of servers based on any predefined exclusion rules. You can also generate inventory data from these types of asset management systems.

If you have a server monitoring system like System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) or Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) deployed in your environment, you can use the Virtualization ...

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