Jason Gorrie. Rise of the Virtual Machine: IST VMware ESX and VMs for Campus Academic Support Areas. Agenda. IST Environment Future plans Discussion on Campus Trends. Deja Vu. Presented similar at OUCC in 2010. Environment - Recap. Vmware ESXi 5.1 Dell Netapp. VM Count. Cost.
Presented similar at OUCC in 2010
Vmware ESXi 5.1
ESX Licenses = 40 Enterprise Plus Licenses
Servers – four refreshes (PE2950 → R900 → R810 → R820)
2010: 2.4GB RAM/Server
2013: 5.7GB RAM/server
Clusters: 2.0/2.8/1.0 T
Example: Sharepoint 2013
Clusters: 272/307/150 Ghz
Example: Security Cameras
NFS mounted from Netapp Devices
Data retained in 2+ places*
10G if > 25 VMs
No Data loss – Same
June 2013: Driver FW issues (tg3)
July 2013: Dev storage latency issues
July 2013: Datastore full when not
Sept 2013: Driver FW issues (igbx)
Nov 2013: ESX Host became slow
Sharepoint 2013 *
Waterloo Works (Jobmine replacement) *
All sorts of smaller apps
USB Failures → SD in RAID1
Reactive not proactive → Monitoring stepped up
Vmware License renewal/upgrades (still)
VM's are candy
PaaS – Platform as a Service
IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service
SaaS – Software as a Service
Campus service already
CPU: 1 – 4 (<2)
RAM: 1-8GB (<2GB)
Disk: <100G is nice (<40GB)
SLA* Dev: RTO: 12H, RPO: 2H
SLA* Prod: RTO: 2H, RPO: 1H
Discussion: Why or why not are you using it?
IST license admin
Site Recovery Manager (SRM)
Public cloud bursting?
Self Provisioning – virtual/real
Throwaway VMs / Applications
Who uses hyper visors on campus?
Discussion: What do you use? Why?
Rise of the meta hypervisor?
Why use it?
Show back/ charge back
Automated workflow of VM vs. of OS? (config management)?