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  1. 1. Oracle VM: Every cloud has a virtual liningChristina Varga & Willem PoppParks Victoria17/08/2010<br />The most comprehensive Oracle applications & technology content under one roof<br />
  2. 2. Who are we?<br />
  3. 3. What’s this Presentation about?<br />Free tickets!<br />Practice & Experience … maybe<br />Day out of the Office … not really.<br />Real reason is that Oracle VM actually works!<br />What was our experience with implementing Oracle VM<br />
  4. 4. PV “Business Systems” – before <br />42<br />
  5. 5. PV “Business Systems” – after<br />73<br />
  6. 6. Parks Victoria<br />Park Management agency<br />“… custodian of a diverse estate of parks … and of the recreational management of Port Phillip Bay, Western Port and the Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers”<br /><ul><li>41 national parks
  7. 7. 13 marine national parks
  8. 8. 11 marine sanctuaries
  9. 9. 3 wilderness parks
  10. 10. 27 state parks
  11. 11. 31 metropolitan parks
  12. 12. 63 other parks (including regional and reservoir parks)
  13. 13. 2,785 natural features reserves and conservation reserves
  14. 14. 8,400 Aboriginal Affairs Victoria registered Indigenous cultural heritage sites/places
  15. 15. 2,500 (non-Indigenous) historic places
  16. 16. 3.96 million hectares = 17% of Victoria
  17. 17. The dark green and blue sections</li></li></ul><li>Our Team<br /><ul><li>3rd-Level Support Team
  18. 18. 21 Oracle Modules
  19. 19. 60+ other systems
  20. 20. GIS Team
  21. 21. Knowledge Management Team
  22. 22. So how big is our Oracle team?</li></li></ul><li>FaP Project<br />21 Modules<br />Fin <br />(AP, AR, GL, FA, Cash Mgt, Purch,Tax, Proj Billing, Proj Costing, ProjRsc, Proj Mgt, iProcurement, iExpenses)<br />HR<br />HR, Learning Mgt, OTL, iRecruitment, ESS, MSS<br />Payroll<br />OBIEE<br />Fin Analytics, Proc Analytics, Spend Analytics, Proj Analytics, BI Publisher<br />Hyperion<br />Planning Plus, Financial Data Mgt<br />Budget = $8M, 20+ staff over 2 yrs<br />1300 users<br />
  23. 23. Proposed Hardware<br />16 physical servers<br />What were the original specs?<br />Problems<br />Problem 1: Space in Server room<br />Problem 2: Air Conditioning in 30+ year old building <br />Problem 3: Cost<br />All the classic problems faced by growing IT dept with limited spaces<br />
  24. 24. The BRIGHT Idea aka the “Cloud” that darkened our day<br />“Virtualisation”<br />One of the CIO’s bright ideas<br />(blame IBRS analyst Kevin McIsaacs!)<br />Problems, problems, problems… <br />CRP on project already started<br />No SAN storage available<br />Six weeks to implement<br />Due Dilligence<br />“Feasibility Study” w. Cost/Benefit Analysis … ASAP!!!<br />
  25. 25. VM Hardware<br />Server pool comprising 4 physical servers<br />2 DELL PowerEdge servers <br />8CPU with 64GB RAM  one upgraded to 256GB<br />2 DELL PowerEdge servers <br />16CPU with 64GB RAM<br />Storage<br />DELL/EMC <br />10 x RAID 10 LUNs <br />3 x RAID 5 LUNs up to 8TB in total<br />Databases<br />11g ASM<br />DB VMs on one physical host <br />8CPU with 256 GB RAM<br />
  26. 26. Hardware Schematic<br />
  27. 27. Schematic details<br />
  28. 28. VM Software <br />OEL v4 – for Informatica<br />OEL v5 – All other Oracle software is certified for this version<br />
  29. 29. VM Benefits: The silver lining<br />“Sales Pitch”<br />Smaller Footprint<br />Fewer physical servers<br />Lower H/W licence cost<br />Now properly licensed<br />Lower Energy Use<br />
  30. 30. VM Benefits: The silver lining<br />... beyond the Sales Pitch <br />Time savings<br />Built 33 servers in less than 1 month <br />Scalability<br />Applied the technology to different applications<br />e.g. EBS, Oracle Data Warehouse (OBIEE), Informatica, Essbase, Oracle Spatial with few issues<br />Ease of Management<br />Same hardware to run VM with different O/S<br />Efficient use of system resources by quickly migrating guests in busy times<br />Networking changes during working hours <br />by migrating guests to other hosts and schedule downtime on one host at a time. (e.g. undertook NIC reconfiguration during work hours with considerable cost saving on consultancy)<br />
  31. 31. VM Implementation Timeline<br />Prototype within 2 days from consultant walking in the door! <br />Dev & Test environments on legacy box<br />Full set up = 2 weeks on new H/W<br />Dev, Test, Pre-Prod, Prod<br />Includes training for key staff (of 1!)<br />Longest delay was ordering hardware = 6 weeks<br />
  32. 32. VM Implementation Issues<br />SAN Connectivity<br />Default DELL/EMC connectivity is PowerPath, but not certified with OEL<br />Took 4 weeks to resolve because of <br />Needed to multi-path<br />Server RAM <br />
  33. 33. KPIs<br />What made it work… so well?<br />Really, really good advice<br />Expert advice from Oracle ACS<br />Expert Technical DBA <br />Real People (not just resources!)<br />“Team Fit”<br />Three key resources worked well as a “Black Box” unit<br />Management who listened<br />If you don’t know better, trust your staff. <br />I didn’t (know better) so I did (trust my staff)!<br />
  34. 34. VM Implementation Effort<br />Over 1 month (ball park)<br />Internal<br />1 x DBA = 1 month<br />Management Support = 1 week<br />Infrastructure<br />2 x Hardware Resources = 2 weeks<br />Install storage, LUN, etc<br />External <br />Technical DBA = 2 weeks<br />Consultant with Oracle ACS = 2 weeks<br />Linux Consultants = 1 weeks<br />
  35. 35. VM Ongoing Support Structure<br />Internal<br />1 x DBA - 50%<br />1 x Technical Analyst - 10% <br />0.5 x Team Leader - 5% <br />External<br />Tech DBA 1 day/month<br />Consultant with Oracle ACS if required <br />
  36. 36. Future Plans<br />Move our VM Ware across<br />Client Server applications<br />Legacy systems running SQL Server & Windows <br />Application Express<br />Migrate legacy data from 11i environments<br />
  37. 37. Tell us what you think…<br /><br /><br />