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Published: 29 Nov 2012

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Let’s face it: Whether your IT environment is large or small, managing and tracking change is never easy. And when you add the new dimension of virtualization technologies, you only augment the hurdles in an already onerous process. While virtualization has inherent benefits, natural integration with change management systems or processes is by no means one of them. In this sense, server virtualization represents a true paradigm shift in terms of tracking the various items in an environment. In a pre-virtualized universe, you might have had a single business process that required a single application. That application may have resided on a single server, and that server had a single disk storage system (local or storage area network). But now, that physical server is a logical server, and that logical server runs on a physical server with lots of other logical servers. All the logical servers connect to logical networks and logical storage that all map with physical storage. Managing these myriad relationships and server configurations— as well as their ... Access >>>

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