Server virtualization has the potential to yield dramatic savings through consolidation of datacenter infrastructure, streamlined delivery of server workloads and more scalable IT administration. If not managed properly, however, it can also introduce challenges, both in infrastructure and operations. Having the right virtualization management tools is essential to maximizing the value of server virtualization and making a smooth transition from physical to virtual server infrastructure. This paper explores common
challenges associated with server virtualization deployments and the ways Citrix Essentials for Hyper-V together with Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager can help organizations maximize the value of server virtualization.