Increase server consolidation ratios
Today's hardware is easily capable of supporting consolidation ratios of 20:1 or more, especially when consolidating older physical servers. But "which ones?" is just as important a question as "how many?". After all, if you load up 20 virtual machines on the same virtual host, and they all have peak usage at the same time, they'll overwhelm the host and you'll get noticeable performance degradation.
We give you a better way to plan your server consolidation projects. You can monitor the resource utilization patterns of your physical workloads before virtualizing them, typically for 30 days, to get a detailed profile of how CPU, disk, network, and memory resources are utilized. Not just how much, but when. Using these profiles, you can build better server consolidation plans, maximizing the number of virtual machines per host, while at the same time minimizing—or even completely eliminating—resource contention.