Hi there, after attending a seminar yesterday, I think the school I am currently at would benefit is savings buy consolidating our servers. we have a bunch of DL 360, DL 370, Dl 380 G5s, which act individually as 2 DCs, 1 exchange, 1 print server, 1 SQL server, 1 apps server, 1 file server
They all seem to not do too much (what’s the best software to use to track a week’s worth of utilization Average and Peak?)
At present im thinking the file server which only stores all the network drives, to temporarily move the data away and then convert that server into a virtual server and start moving a few servers like the apps and SQL server together as essentially they work together as well as the file server and possible print server onto it.
the spec of this server is 2 quad core 2.83 and 6 gig of ram
A lot of people say you need a separate NAS/SAN before virtualising?
What should my first stages be other then work out server utilization?
How easy is it to convert a fully working server to a virtual, for example a exchange server?