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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 focused on the planning and design phase of a virtualization project and its three major parts: defining Hyper-V hardware configurations, consolidation planning, and virtualization infrastructure solution planning. Consolidation planning was discussed based on a strategy of defining standard Hyper-V server hardware specifications and maximizing the virtualization consolidation ratio through optimization of workload combinations.

You learned how and why you should define different server configurations to match the various workload scales your environment may require. Using a strategy based on evaluation of actual performance thresholds, logical virtualization candidate groups, and simple formulas, you learned that consolidation ...

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