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VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
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VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
VMwareFeasibilityReport_MikeHaun_AdamNelson
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  • 1. Vmware Feasibility Report River Funding Corporation
  • 2. Overview <ul><li>This report was done to see if VMware is a viable option for River Funding </li></ul><ul><li>They are currently at about 95% of capacity for physical space for servers </li></ul>
  • 3. What is VMware? <ul><li>VMware is a software product that allows you to create a virtual computer inside of a physical computer. </li></ul>
  • 4. Steps Taken <ul><li>Survey of IT professionals </li></ul><ul><li>Interviews </li></ul><ul><li>Background information on VMware </li></ul><ul><li>Journals on VMware </li></ul>
  • 5. Surveys <ul><li>A survey was conducted by 4 IT professionals, Adam Maas, Corey Kleman, Don Thesing, and Scott Shie </li></ul>
  • 6. Interviews <ul><li>Three interviews were conducted by Corey Kleman, Don Thesing, and Adam Maas </li></ul>
  • 7. Background Information <ul><li>www.vmware.com was the primary source for background information </li></ul><ul><li>Four major products: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware Player </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware Workstation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware Server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware ESX Server </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Journal Articles Used <ul><li>VMware: A No-Brainer </li></ul><ul><li>Deep Dive Into Vmware's Virtual Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>VMware Targets Server Management </li></ul>
  • 9. Player <ul><li>Free Download </li></ul><ul><li>Runs virtual machines created by Workstation, Server, or ESX Server </li></ul><ul><li>Copy text and files between host and player. </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and drop between host and player </li></ul><ul><li>Will support Microsoft virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Run 32 bit and 64 bit machines </li></ul>
  • 10. Workstation <ul><li>Made for use on workstations </li></ul><ul><li>Bridges hard drives, cd-roms, ethernet adapters, USB </li></ul><ul><li>Create virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Used for testing software, software development </li></ul><ul><li>Create snapshots </li></ul>
  • 11. VMware Server <ul><li>Used on servers </li></ul><ul><li>Create virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Create snap shots </li></ul><ul><li>Run multiple machines </li></ul><ul><li>Select exactly how much hard drive space you want for that virtual machine </li></ul><ul><li>Free download </li></ul><ul><li>Annual tech support $350-$450 </li></ul><ul><li>Runs on almost any server platform </li></ul>
  • 12. ESX Server <ul><li>Like Server but a lot more features </li></ul><ul><li>Up to 128 separate operating systems on a machine that has 32 processors and 64 GB of RAM </li></ul><ul><li>Costs - $1,400-$2,800 per server </li></ul><ul><li>Create virtual switches to connect the virtual machines </li></ul><ul><li>Create virtual VLANs </li></ul><ul><li>Linux operating system so it runs on bare metal hardware </li></ul>
  • 13. ESX continued <ul><li>Can come in a suite of software called Infrastructure which includes: </li></ul><ul><li>ESX, VirtualCenter, HA (high availability), Vmotion, DRS (distributed resource scheduler), and Consolidated Backup </li></ul>
  • 14. Survey Results <ul><li>50% of professionals surveyed use Vmware on a daily basis </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons to use Vmware: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ease of administration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves on hardware costs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great for classroom lab environments </li></ul></ul>
  • 15. Interviews <ul><li>VMware saves on cooling costs, physical space, and staff to maintain </li></ul><ul><li>A VMware machine is basically the same as a physical server, but you can put many machines on one physical server </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, it is a great product </li></ul>
  • 16. Conclusion <ul><li>Found out that VMware can run on River Fundings existing machines </li></ul><ul><li>Other professionals use it on a daily basis and find it a great product to use </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple different products to choose from that would best suit their needs </li></ul>

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