Phase 1 UpdatesCisco UCS Implementation Jerry Bishop Blog.thehigheredcio.com
Phase 1 Status Summary Installed (racked) March 8, 2011 Read Private Clouds Here We Come for summary of installation and plan Minor issues with firmware on UCS and NetApp and zoning Migrations completed ESX cluster migrated and ~130 VM’s MS Exchange & SharePoint clusters Infrastructure and domain services platforms SCCM etc…
Phase 2 Scope Production SQL cluster Production SharePoint SQL cluster OCS & LiveMeeting Call Manager IPCC & Unity VM WebWasher
Physical and power gains Footprint and power savings at collocation site
Initial Rack Layout at Colo Site Colo Rental $600/mo each 5 Racks 94% Full (14-U open) Colo Power $0.25 per KWH 18,000 KWH Colo Cost $7,500 per mo.
UCS Phase 1 (<30 Days) Progress Colo Rental $600/mo each 5 Racks 66% Full (50-U open) Colo Power $0.25 per KWH 13,600 KWH Colo Cost $1,100 mo savings $13K annual
UCS Phase 2 (End of May) Rack Plan Colo Rental $600/mo each 4 Racks 73% Full (45-U open) Colo Power $0.25 per KWH TBD KWH Colo Costs ~$3,100 mo savings 41%+ annual reduction