I would like to hear what everyone is doing to combat vm sprawl in your environment. What reports or views are you using within vmturbo? What other steps are you taking other than vmturbo?
Chargeback/showback is what I have found to be most productive. If you are charging and or showing the business how much they are spending internally they normally are quicker to decommission or better project lifecycle. Also, this helps with right sizing virtual workloads as well.
Great questions, one of my colleagues recently mentioned, VMTurbo gives you software driven control for your data center and the reporting functionality enables you to control your organization.
Chargeback/showback reports are a great way to go. We recently wrote a blog on this topic Use Showback to Manage VM Sprawl.
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