Tooltip of the month Part 1
april 11, 2010
As of today i will point out helpful or smart tool tips available on the on the web every month.
Today’s tool tip is all about the start-up of a Sql server migration project and is more an assist tool than a really geeky code tip, but it can be very handy when you have to plan your server migration, especially if you are working in a large or client environment.
Microsoft Assessment and Planning Toolkit (MAP)
Microsoft brings you a simple quick assessment tool, a tool to assist migration planning for example..
MAP toolkit provides you with a very easy tool to find out where your servers are and provides you with an automated excel generated overview in just a few clicks from your machine:
Quick tip for SQL server overview: Select a database ‘create a new one’ and gather server information. ‘identify servers capable of running 2008’ click ’asses server hardware’ click ‘use active directory domain services’ or ‘import computernames from file’ if you already know where your servers are and just import the flat file. wmi: login for the local service as administrative
it takes about 30 minutes and you get an output of al the servers, their status and a possible migration advice.
Wow, it’s really that simple, now i can take this list to the executive and convince him/her of my consolidation plan.
The Beta review program is now open, you can register here: https://connect.microsoft.com/