Microsoft Assessment and Planning (MAP) Toolkit 9.1 has been released which is a great to tool to discover what the environment contains before you start doing anything. I use this on a regular basis BEFORE making any kind of decisions.
Download and install on a computer from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?&id=7826
The short story is:
Discover Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Can target a Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V when doing server consolidation, improved SQL Server discovery.
Starting for the first time.
Create a Database.
Select what to inventory.
Watch paint dry.
And so we wait a while, and then some, and wait…
Server Virtualization (Consolidation and Private Cloud).
The Excel reports are nice.
A tip, before running the assessment for desktops, adjust the assessment value according to this to make sense, not that I don’t use 4096 or 2048 to represent 4gb and 2gb since we need to compensate for GPU ram…