In Step 2 of "4.5 Steps to a VMware Exit," Yan Ness discusses the importance of selecting the right software for a VMware migration. He emphasizes that while many people focus on replacing the hypervisor, it's essential to consider other aspects such as storage and network software. Yan suggests evaluating feature parity to ensure you're not losing any important functionalities. Additionally, he recommends aiming to improve VM density to save costs and reduce carbon footprint. Yan's ultimate goal is to achieve virtualization that runs as close to bare metal performance as possible with minimal code. Check out the all 4.5 steps here: Verge.IO 4.5 Steps to Exit VMware in 45 Days.