Consolidation Strategy References

I have a presentation that I give on SQL Server Consolidation Strategies, and in that presentation I talk about a few links that are useful. Here are some that I’ve found – feel free to comment on more, or if these links go stale:


Consolidation using SQL Server:

SQL Server Consolidation Guidance:


More references for SQL Server and Hyper-V:

Quick overview of Virtual Server licensing implications:

SQL Server and Hyper-V best practices:

High-Availability and Hyper-V:

Virtualization Calculator:


May not be current, but here’s a whitepaper from VMWare for SQL Server:

More information on SQL Server and VMWare:


Server Virtualization Validation Program: