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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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Establishing Performance Thresholds

During the discovery phase, you collected performance data for memory, processor, disk, and network components. Although you can compare this data against the performance limits of a virtual machine, you should establish a set of thresholds within which a physical server must remain to be a candidate for server virtualization. The thresholds define the performance limits that a virtual machine can experience on average. If the physical server’s average performance exceeds the thresholds that you set, the physical server should not be placed in the server virtualization candidate pool.

The performance thresholds for server virtualization candidates can be defined as a percentage of the available resources in a ...

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