Outage Management: Disaster recovery & System Redundancy

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Here's a power outage management focused presentation from Milsoft's 2009 User Conference. It was originally presented there by DJ Gillit. The Milsoft Electric Utility Solutions Users Conference is the premier event for both our users and vendors offering interoperable utility management services that enhance Milsoft Smart Grid Solutions. If you’d like to be on our mailing list, just email: missy.brooks@milsoft.com.

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Outage Management: Disaster recovery & System Redundancy

  1. 1. High Availability and Disaster Recovery DJ Gillit
  2. 2. Problem South Plains Electric Coop – Lack of either HA or DR • Servers could go down at any time • Time intensive to repair • Servers must be life cycled – Aging SQL Server • CPU overloaded, memory constraints • Limited local disk space – “ One off ” Servers • “Server Sprawl” • Machines are not fully utilized
  3. 3. VMware ® History • Virtualization implemented in 1960s by IBM • – Used to logically partition mainframes – Cut costs and allowed for multitasking Distributed Computing – 1980s and 1990s, relatively inexpensive hardware – Highly underutilized – Increased infrastructure costs – Increased management costs
  4. 4. VMware ® Virtualization Benefits • Lower TCO • Server Consolidation – Cut down servers at 10:1 ratio – Get away from “One offs” • High Availability – Lose minutes instead of days • Disaster Recovery – Restore to specific moments in time
  5. 5. VMware ® Virtualization Benefits Continued • Lower Power Consumption – Save up to $2300 a year per server • Easier Hardware Life Cycle – No downtime • Supports Mainstream Software – Milsoft is virtualization ready • Support for I/O Intensive Applications (Exchange, SQL, Oracle, etc.) – Move mission critical applications with no performance impact
  6. 6. Traditional vs. Virtual Architecture Traditional Architecture Virtual Architecture
  7. 7. Disaster Recovery vs. High Availability • High Availability – hardware and software implementations that allows for a certain degree of operational continuity during a given period. • Disaster Recovery – policies and procedures in preparation for recovery in case of a natural or human-induced disaster.
  8. 8. High Availability
  9. 9. Disaster Recovery
  10. 10. Solution Server Consolidation – Move production machines to pre-existing equipment – Use VMware vSphere 4 • • • • Install ESX 4.0 on hosts Install vCenter Server for consolidated management Configure full image backups Configure site replication to machines in the Disaster Recovery site
  11. 11. Proposed Infrastructure Replication
  12. 12. localLINUX ® • Founded in 2002 • Specializing application and hardware virtualization • Managed services & solutions provider •Certified on the Virtual Infrastructure 3 and vSphere 4 platforms from VMware ®.
  13. 13. VMware ® Virtualization
  14. 14. Questions & Comments What training would my employees need? How much does it cost? What changes will need to be made to my existing infrastructure?
  15. 15. localLINUX ® & South Plains Electric Coop Contact Information: Michael Strong – mstrong@localLINUX.com DJ Gillit – dgillit@localLINUX.com Steven Latham – slatham@spec.coop Or Contact Us at: (866)-430-2647

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