Method and system for evaluating virtualized environments

  • US 8,209,687 B2
  • Filed: 08/29/2008
  • Issued: 06/26/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/31/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for designing a virtualized environment based on an existing physical environment comprising a plurality of systems, said method comprising:

  • obtaining a data set for each of said plurality of systems, each data set comprising information pertaining to parameters associated with a corresponding system;

    performing a first compatibility analysis on said systems to determine candidate virtual guests;

    performing a second compatibility analysis on said systems to determine candidate virtual hosts; and

    performing a third compatibility analysis using said candidate virtual hosts, said candidate virtual guests and one or more rule sets pertaining to technical, business and workload constraints to generate a virtual environment design for virtualizing said plurality of systems by evaluating each candidate virtual guest against each candidate virtual host and other candidate virtual guests using said one or more rule sets to determine guest-host placements based on compatibilities of a plurality of virtual design scenarios.

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