Server Consolidation with Virtualization

Server Consolidation with Virtualization

The migration of application architectures to thin-client architectures, the rapid introduction of four generations and multiple editions of Windows servers and the growth of Linux have swept across IT organizations in successive waves over the last ten years.

IT has started to regain the upper hand in the battle against costly, inflexible and disorderly infrastructure. First, IT organizations have generally centralized their IT infrastructure into fewer locations for better visibility. Second, they are adopting a new generation of infrastructure technologies and methodologies including server consolidation.

This paper discusses server consolidation options and considerations using VMware ESX Server on IBM eServer BladeCenter and IBM eServer xSeries 445 hardware. Systems management options using VMware VirtualCenter, VMotion, P2V Assistant, and IBM Director with VMM are also discussed.


Byron Braswell Networking Professional, ITSO Byron Braswell is a networking professional at the ITSO, Raleigh Center. He received a BS degree in Physics and an MS degree in Computer Sciences from Texas A&M University. He writes extensively in the areas of networking and middle ware software. Before joining the ITSO four years ago, Byron worked in IBM Learning Services Development in networking education development.
Carl-Magnus Wiberg Software Specialist, IBM Carl-Magnus Wiberg is a Software Specialist in IBM ITS/TSS Sweden. He has 13 years of experience in the PC SW Technical Support field. His areas of expertise include VMware ESX Server, VMware Workstation, Virtual PC, DB2®, OS/2® and xSeries HW. He has been deeply involved in several ground-breaking projects in the virtualization areas. He conducts local entry-level workshops on VMware ESX Server upon request, as well as providing local L1/ L2 VMware ESX Server technical support.
Morris Newman Senior IT Specialist, IBM Systems and Technology Group Morris Newman is a Senior IT Specialist with the IBM Systems and Technology Group in Australia. He has extensive experience across many areas of IT, including 13 years of experience in the server consolidation field and four years with VMware products. In addition to being a VMware Certified Professional. He is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and IBM Certified Professional, and has previously held Citrix and Microsoft Certified Trainer certifications.
VMware and IBM
04 Jun 2007
11 Jan 2005
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