first I'd like to say I'm relatively new to this site. Wow.. This is AWESOME!
My very first question pertains to virtualization. We are a trading firm that relies heavily on low-latency networking and high-performance computing, mainly running SQL. However, we do have several candidate servers that we're seriously considering virtualizating to VMware ESX.
I have a background with VMware, but not so much the P2V side of things. Where I'm having difficulty is initiating the process of baselining the systems that we'd like to virtualize. We are using SolarWinds Orion product to monitor out systems performance. I assume this will be a vital tool in throughout the process.
I'm just looking for any others experience with P2V, and the methods used to baseline the servers.