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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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Summary

This chapter outlines the discovery phase of a typical server virtualization project. The discovery phase focuses on collecting data required to support the assessment and planning and design phases. The data collected during the discovery phase is used to define servers that are good candidates for virtualization, and when virtualized, which combinations of server workloads to combine on Hyper-V servers for optimum resource utilization.

During the discovery phase, you collect information that includes Active Directory forests, domains, sites, and subnets, and you match that information to physical locations. You compile a list of servers that are within the target scope for the project. You collect hardware and software inventory information ...

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