Garther server hardware informationServer virtualization allows organizations to maximizing their hardware resources by running multiple virtual machines on a single physical machine. This screenshot gallery shows the toolkit in action. Check out Joshua Hoskins' The Right Tool for the Job? blog post, to learn how his IT department migrated its physical server to virtual servers using the Microsoft's Virtual Server Migration Toolkit (VSMT).
The first step in the migration process is the creation an XML file of the hardware in the physical computer. That is done with command line tool GATHERHW.
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