How to Get Started
If you're considering getting started with server virtualization, start by auditing your existing hardware and your level of resource utilization. If you determine that you have underutilized servers and could benefit from consolidation, you'll need to choose a virtualization solution. Some popular options include:
After selecting your hypervisor, consider whether you'll need other tools to make it easier to manage your VMs. For example, Proxmox and Kimchi are often used with KVM.
In addition, consider how you'll create your VMs. One option is to use tools like Disk2VHD to clone an existing server and convert the drive image into popular virtual hard disk formats. These tools can save you a lot of time compared to manually performing the setup on a VM.
Once you've set up your VMs, test them to ensure they perform well and have full network connectivity. If you encounter any issues, tweak the settings and test again. Finally, set up a regular backup schedule and choose the right backup tools for your platform, so you'll have a current working copy of the VM ready to redeploy in the event of an outage.
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