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  • 1. SERVER VIRTUALIZATION Jonas Bowersock & Greg Parmer Alabama Cooperative Extension System – Auburn University
  • 2. Where We Were! 2 2 Dozen+ Physical Servers Aging Hardware Server Hosted Storage Inadequate Server Room  Electricity  PhysicalSpace  Connectivity  A/C Rising Backup Costs
  • 3. Some Unexpected Help 3 Storage Space Needed  College Of Ag  Paperless System  Project Funds Central Campus Server Room  Redundant Network  Redundant A/C  Backup Generator  Secure Access  Video Monitoring
  • 4. A New Vision 4 Product Pros Cons Microsoft Virtual Familiarity Not For Enterprise PC Free Easy Microsoft Virtual Familiarity Slow Server Low Cost Clunky Cluster Central Management VMware Free Not For Enterprise Fast ESX Fast Cost Central Management Support
  • 5. The Sales Pitch 5  Environment  Power  A/C  Space  Ease of Administration  Reduce Operating Expenses  Minimize Lost Revenue
  • 6. Practical Reasons 6  Remote Management  Power Down  Adjust Hardware  Flexibility  Create machines/clones  Converter  Recovery  Snapshots  Restore Entire Machine  Redundancy/Uptime  Clustering  Load Balancing  Fix Physical Hardware  VMotion
  • 7. Where We Are! 7 VMware ESX  Central Console  4 Physical VM Hosts  95GHz  64GB RAM  32 Processors  19 Virtual Machines  2 Equallogic SANs  16TB RAW Space  Central Console  2 Cisco Gigabit Switches (SAN) 10 other Physical (work in progress)
  • 8. Demo 8  Equallogic SAN Console  Virtual Infrastructure Client  VMware Converter
  • 9. Questions? 9