Saturday, April 24, 2010

What to and how to plan, deploy and monitor in a Virtualized environment

If you’re going to plan, deploy and monitor in Microsoft, a whole book could be dedicated for you. Despite the space constraints, we have pointed you a few resources that can help you plan and deploy your solution. Moreover, it will help you know what to monitor in the virtualized environment.
Microsoft Visio has released planning tools in order to configure racks for virtualization and to monitor your cooling system in your Server area.

The main thing you have to note about this is, the power required for cooling servers can be as much as 100% to 200% the amount of energy used to run the servers. At the same time, monitoring is more critical than usual as the servers are used to capacity, they generate more heat and put more stress on the cooling system.

In this case, the only particular handy resource is Visio Planning Tool as shown in the images. You can refer to them to check for the detailed information.