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Vmware in the Non-Profit World pt 2. How we leverage Vmware free products to improve our IT infrastructure. Contact Info. Charles Braffett Sr. Network/Systems Administrator Foundation for Blind Children Phone: 602-337-8200 Email: [email protected] http://SeeItOurWay.org.

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Vmware in the non profit world pt 2

Vmware in the Non-ProfitWorld pt 2

How we leverage Vmware free products to improve our IT infrastructure


Contact info

Contact Info

Charles Braffett

Sr. Network/Systems Administrator

Foundation for Blind Children

Phone: 602-337-8200

Email: [email protected]

http://SeeItOurWay.org


Legacy infrastructure

Legacy Infrastructure

One server doing it all –

File serverPayroll

AccountingPrint server

POSWebpages

EyecareBackups

Client DatabaseLicense Portal

Email – External third party provider

DNS – External third party provider

Static, public IP’s


First metamorphosis

First Metamorphosis

New Server –

Internal email

DC

DHCP

Accounting

File server

POS

Client database

Payroll

Eyecare

2 x New Servers –

External/Internal web

DNS

Admin services (SCE2007, AV console, etc…)

Print server


Needs

Needs

Expand Web services

Paperless filing

Online Time cards

Online database

Online reporting

Online interactive instruction

Collaborative infrastructure (Sharepoint)

Online ordering and client process tracking

Internal DNS

Better backups and failover Redundancy

Internal DHCP

Image casting

Virtual TVI offsite

Infrastructure management


Challenges

Challenges

Limited server’s

Separation of app’s

Limited space

Power limitations

Administrative overhead

Lack of budget

Equipment obsolescence

Migration

Failover

No SAN


Solution go virtual

Solution: Go Virtual?

Must work on extant equipment

Must be managable

Must be affordable

Compatible with App’s

Increase in speed

Room for expansion

Failover


Choices

Choices

Pros Cons

Microsoft Own itEquipment Incompatible

Parallels High VM density,App’s incompatible

Attractive OS licensing

Virtual Iron Attractive PricingEquipment Incompatible

Lefthand Networks Mitigates SAN needRequires Vmware infrastructure

Vmware Does everything neededToo costly


Our road to virtualization

Our Road to Virtualization

2007 Vmware Server - 3 test servers, never added to production environment

2008 Esxi for free, vCenter Converter 3 – 3 hosts, 1 main servers (6 VM’s),

1 failover, 1 support

cold backup conversions weekly,

no Windows 2008 support

2009 vCenter Converter 4 – P2V conversions nightly of all VM’s

2008’s require telephonic reactivation (3 days),

approx 12 hours to bring up backups

2009 Summer, VisioncorevConverter - hourly updates to vm’s

approx 15 mins. To bring up backups

2010 New Intel Modular Server – 64 bit, internal SAN, up to six blades

Old backup methods not compatible


Vmware in the non profit world pt 2

Trileadopensource new backup solution

full, scheduled daily backups

12 hours to restore

2010 Summer PHD beta – continuous backup to NAS storage

Restore time?


Future

Future

PHD Virtual Backup – continuous protection hourly

Esxi Administration – Kodiak Blue Bear

Host in DMZ – external web sites

64 bit servers – donations?

SAN?

Vmware full version – vMotion?

Vmware View – VDI infrastructure migration


Questions

Questions?

Charles Braffett

Sr. Network/Systems Administrator

Foundation for Blind Children

Phone: 602-337-8200

Email: [email protected]

http://SeeItOurWay.org


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