Workload Sizing and Candidate ID in Today's Virtual Environments, a video from BriForum 2009

With the accelerated rate of adoption we are currently seeing in the virtual server and desktop world, more and more administrators and engineers are being asked to push their servers farther, and virtualize more workloads.

Presented by Ron Oglesby, Virtualization Practice Exec, Dell

With the accelerated rate of adoption we are currently seeing in the virtual server and desktop world, more and more administrators and engineers are being asked to push their servers farther, and virtualize more workloads. The issue we see is that workload analysis, sizing the targeted environment properly and candidate identification overall is often somewhat of a mystery beyond "grab the low utilized servers and leave the SQL boxes alone".

In this session we will review industry average utilization data on popular applications like SQL, Citrix XenAPP and Exchange and how that impacts VM design/specifications. We will explore the steps in identifying candidates from existing server pools and sizing their targeted VMS. We will then wrap up the session by looking at the types of workloads that can be hosted in today's environment with analysis of today's hardware and how it impacts your consolidation ratios.

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