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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.

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Jason gorrie

Jason Gorrie

Rise of the Virtual Machine: IST VMware ESX and VMs for Campus Academic Support Areas


Agenda
Agenda

  • IST Environment

  • Future plans

  • Discussion on Campus Trends


Deja vu
Deja Vu

Presented similar at OUCC in 2010


Environment recap
Environment - Recap

Vmware ESXi 5.1

Dell

Netapp



Cost

ESX Licenses = 40 Enterprise Plus Licenses

Servers – four refreshes (PE2950 → R900 → R810 → R820)


Memory expanded
Memory Expanded

2010: 2.4GB RAM/Server

2013: 5.7GB RAM/server

Clusters: 2.0/2.8/1.0 T

1000+ Vms?

Example: Sharepoint 2013


CPU

Clusters: 272/307/150 Ghz

Example: Security Cameras


Storage
Storage

NFS mounted from Netapp Devices

Data retained in 2+ places*


Network
Network

10G if > 25 VMs

VM Side


Reliability
Reliability

No Data loss – Same

Issues (2013):

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


Environment is critical
Environment is Critical

Default Virutal

uwaterloo.ca *

Sharepoint 2013 *

Lync *

Waterloo Works (Jobmine replacement) *

All sorts of smaller apps


Former challenges
Former Challenges

USB Failures → SD in RAID1

Reactive not proactive → Monitoring stepped up


Current challenges
Current Challenges

Vmware License renewal/upgrades (still)

VM's are candy

Cleanup


Service definitions internal
Service definitions - Internal

PaaS – Platform as a Service

IaaS – Infrastructure as a Service

SaaS – Software as a Service


Vm as a campus service
VM as a (Campus) Service

Campus service already

CPU: 1 – 4 (<2)

RAM: 1-8GB (<2GB)

Disk: <100G is nice (<40GB)

OS


Vm as a campus service1
VM as a (Campus) Service

SLA* Dev: RTO: 12H, RPO: 2H

SLA* Prod: RTO: 2H, RPO: 1H

Discussion: Why or why not are you using it?


Future plans
Future Plans

IST license admin

Site Recovery Manager (SRM)

Public cloud bursting?

Self Provisioning – virtual/real

Throwaway VMs / Applications

“Cloud”


Campus adoption of hypervisors
Campus Adoption of Hypervisors

Who uses hyper visors on campus?

Discussion: What do you use? Why?


Campus adoption of cloud
Campus Adoption of Cloud

OpenStack/CloudStack/Eucalyptus/vCAC/AWS/Azure/Others?

Rise of the meta hypervisor?

Why use it?


Cloud discussion topics
Cloud Discussion topics

Interest in

Self provisioning

VM

Application stack

Show back/ charge back

Automated workflow of VM vs. of OS? (config management)?


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