Below are several other resources available to accelerate a successful Server Virtualization deployment.
Microsoft Solution Accelerators
Microsoft provides tools and guidance to help you solve your deployment, planning, and operational IT problems. They are free and fully supported.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit Download this network-wide inventory and assessment tool to
determine the virtualization candidates for Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V and Application Virtualization. If your customer is currently running VMware, the toolkit now includes a VMware discovery feature that identifies already-virtualized servers running under VMware that can be managed with System Center Virtual Machine Manager or which can be migrated to Hyper-V.
Learn more at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en- us/solutionaccelerators/dd537570.aspx?SA CE=VIRT-MAP-WEB-SAT-2009-07-13
Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 The Offline Virtual Machine Servicing Tool 2.1 has free, tested guidance
and automated tools to help keep offline virtualized machines updated, without introducing vulnerabilities into your IT infrastructure. The tool combines the Windows Workflow programming model with the Windows PowerShell™ interface to automatically bring groups of virtual machines online, service them with the latest security updates, and return them to an offline state.
Learn more at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en- us/library/cc501231.aspx?SA CE=OVMST21-Release-VIRTPROD-2009- 12-07
Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for Virtualization Streamline your virtualization-infrastructure design processes with
planning guidance from Infrastructure Planning and Design Guides for