VM Architecture refresh

Project Description

Situation/Problem/Opportunity:

It has been identified that the VMWare Architecture needs to be revised in terms of how the disk subsystems have been exposed and allocated. Production systems are affected by TEST/DEV systems and IO has become a major factor in maintaining a stable and predictable environment. The result is that production systems are suffering performance issues, and are becoming unstable. The administration involved in configuring networking requirements and the exposure of disk subsystems, has also become a cumbersome process and also needs to be addressed.

Purpose Statement (Goals):

After a technical discussion and consultation from a VMWare expert, the following has been identified as key to addressing the problem. Split Production systems from TEST and DEV in terms of IO’s. Simplify how Networking and Disk exposure is configured, to minimize the complexity of administration actions. Implement and setup of QoS on the 3PAR

 

Project Progress

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Project Timing

  • Start
    Jun 01 2015
  • End
    Jun 30 2016

06/01/2015 06/30/2016

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Overall Project Completion

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1. Classify all services and systems. Distinguish between TEST/DEV and Prod Systems Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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1 of 1 completedTasks

  • Document current VMware Environment

2. Build a separate high performance VSA allocated to the Oracle ESX 5 node Cluster for the Oracle TEST/DEV environments Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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1 of 1 completedTasks

  • Tier 1.5 HIgh Performance Storage

3. Move all Oracle TEST/DEV environments to the new VSA Storage on the Oracle ESX cluster Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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4. Setup of a Tender process for VMWare Licenses for the new Oracle ESX Cluster Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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5. Simplify Disk Exposure by splitting Prod, Dev, and Test environments Complete 100% Tasks 3 / 3

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Fix disk exposures where server are connected to multiple and different disk subsystems where applicable.

3 of 3 completedTasks

  • Simplify Disk Exposure on HADR
  • Simplify Disk Exposure on Production
  • Simplify Disk Exposure on Test/Dev

6. Simplify Networking configuration by splitting Prod, Dev, and Test environments Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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1 of 1 completedTasks

  • Networking Split

7. Implement QoS on the 3PAR for Productions Systems Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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8. Build 5 Node Oracle ESX Cluster Complete 100% Tasks 2 / 2

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2 of 2 completedTasks

  • Build 5 Node Cluster
  • Add storage to move Oracle Test Environments

9. Existing 3 PAR Disk Expansion Complete 100% Tasks 2 / 2

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2 of 2 completedTasks

  • Update Firmware
  • Add extra disks

10. Commision new 3 PAR Complete 100% Tasks 4 / 4

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4 of 4 completedTasks

  • Create Storage for Replication
  • Create Storage for HA/DR
  • Install Physical Hardware
  • Install FOE Switches

11. Upgrade VMWare PCM Complete 100% Tasks 10 / 10

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10 of 10 completedTasks

  • Upgrade Toets Host van 5 na 6
  • Obtain HA/DR Cluster License
  • Upgrade Cluster 3 and Rebrand as Test/Dev Cluster
  • Decommission Cluster 1
  • Upgrade Cluster 4 and Rebrand as Infrastructure Cluster
  • Upgrade Cluster 2 and Rebrand as Novell P Drive Custer
  • Upgrade Cluster 5 and Rebrand as Oracle Cluster
  • Build HA/DR Cluster
  • Build Production Cluster
  • Add new 3PAR Storage to VMWare Clusters

12. VDK Upgrade Cluster01 and Rebrand as Production Cluster Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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13. MFK Upgrade Cluster and Rebrand as Production Cluster Complete 100% Tasks 2 / 2

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2 of 2 completedTasks

  • Upgrade VCentre
  • Upgrade ESX Hosts

14. Install and Configure VEEAM Environment Complete 100% Tasks 3 / 3

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3 of 3 completedTasks

  • PCM
  • VDK
  • MFK

15. Network Infrastructure Environment Complete 100% Tasks 5 / 5

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Description

5 of 5 completedTasks

  • Tier 2 Old Cluster Decommission (Move to New T2 Storage Cluster)
  • EVA Storage Move to Tier 1 Storage Cluster
  • ISCSI Backbone Revamp
  • Installation Blade Infrastructure
  • Server Backbone Upgrade

16. Split Production and Test Environments Complete 100% Tasks 1 / 1

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Can be handled as operational task

1 of 1 completedTasks

  • Operational

Project Discussion One Response to VM Architecture refresh

  1. DR VMWare Execution Plan uploaded

    February 10, 2016 at 8:07 am
    HANNES KRIEL

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