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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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Using MAP for Assessment and High-Level Planning

Chapter 20, provided an overview of the Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit and how to use the Performance Metrics Wizard to collect the inventory and performance data you need to perform an assessment. When you have all that data, you can use the information in the beginning of this chapter to exclude the servers based on pure hardware and software issues. After you exclude servers that exceed the server hardware configuration or run applications that cannot be virtualized, the next step is to assess the remaining servers based on the performance data for virtualization candidates, performing consolidation planning to figure out how many Hyper-V servers are needed and producing analysis ...

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