A look at five basics to consider in any data center virtualization project: planning, balancing the various hardware components, sizing the storage properly, managing capacity, and automation.
Here are some secrets, tips, and tricks for virtualizing your datacenter. Global Knowledge wants to introduce some best practices for virtualization, while not being too biased towards one virtualization vendor or another. They'll use some common examples of products and tools that work with VMware's vSphere and Microsoft's Hyper-V, but with an eye toward virtualization in general, and not the specifics of any of the capable platforms that could be used. They will assume, however, that bare metal hypervisors, in other words virtualization platforms where the hyper visor is the OS, will be used as opposed to running a hypervisor on top of an existing general-purpose operating system (which is great in a lab, but terrible for data center projects).