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Server Virtualization Assessment Tool

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I'd like to find a Server Virtualization Assessment tool to download so that I can analyze system on my network to produce a report that will tell me exactly what we have in place from CPU utilization, memory, data capacity , etc.  Doing this will help me spec out the level of ESX hardware I'll be purchasing.  I heard there are such technologies and tools out there to do this for me that doesn't require the use of agents; but it seems to be a lot of vendor side apps that i can't seem to find on the net.  I'm going with VMWare. . .any ideas?
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As a matter of fact, there is :)
http://www.vmware.com/products/capacity_planner/

We used it, it was AWESOME to help us plan how many servers and how much power we needed.  Hope this helps.
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not to sound whiney but is there anything free with similar capability. . .if not  then ok, we'd probably let the vendor do this for us for free but i figured we could have something in house too.
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Are you planning to purchace VC?  if so, you may be able to finagle a discount or getting it free from a VMWare sales rep ;)

Otherwise I dont know of one.
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