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VIRTUALIZATION ACTUALIZATION. Balacom Services. Virtual Server Farm. Daniel R. Bennett, Kyle Campbell, Jimmy Schmalzl. Virtualization Actualization. INTRODUCTION. Group Background Project Overview ITCS Servers Networking Backups Storage UPS ESX Stress Testing ISP’s - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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VIRTUALIZATION ACTUALIZATION

VIRTUALIZATION ACTUALIZATIONBalacom Services

Daniel R. Bennett, Kyle Campbell, Jimmy SchmalzlVirtual Server Farm

INTRODUCTIONGroup BackgroundProject OverviewITCSServersNetworkingBackups StorageUPSESXStress TestingISPsLessons LearnedConclusionQuestions

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GROUP BACKGROUNDGroup Formed in 2010Worked Together on a Perl projectStudied Together WeeklyShared Common Interests

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Project OverviewOur Client is Balacom ServicesDesigned a Virtual Server FarmProof of conceptCapable of hosting 50 VMsSmallest possible footprint

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Interested in ITCS?This project coincides with the ITCS curriculumESX, server stress testing and configuration, OS setup, networking

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ServersTest server was configured in the ITCS project labServer implemented was an HP DL385G7Other server manufacturers considered include Dell and Gateway

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ServersServer required for VMware Virtual CenterAllows for administration of virtual serversSuggested system is the Dell PowerEdge T310Windows computer is also required for vSphere

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NetworkingSelected switch was a Cisco ESW-540-24Network design keeps production and management traffic separateCat5e chosen over Cat6 for gigabit Ethernet

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BackupsBackups are done for loss prevention not file retrievalBackup scheme involves a weekly copy of the virtual machine virtual disk file using tar and cronChosen media is the hard drive as opposed to other traditional methods

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Expanded StorageThe NAS box is a Buffalo TeraStation IIIData is transferred using iSCSITeraStation III is capable of storing 8TB of dataOther researched alternative is the Dell PowerEdge NX3000 running Windows Server 2008 R2

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UPSOptional UPS Considered:SMT3000SMT1500RM2UThe UPS Selected: SMT2200Why it was selectedCost and Performance

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VMware ESX vs ESXiESXRed Hat Linux consoleESXiFree of chargeWhy we selected ESX over ESXi

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STRESS TESTINGWeb Load TesterGraphical user interface(GUI)Very versatileSiegeRun from the command line

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ISPsInternet Service Providers

VirtualizationActualizationShawTELUSRogersBellCost/Month$301.95$345.00$169.95$160.00Upload Speed5 Mbps1.5+ Mbps2 Mbps800 KbpsDownload Speed15 Mbps1.5+ Mbps10 Mbps6 MbpsBandwidth200 GB/MonthUnlimitedUnlimited300 GB/MonthSupportWeekdays, 24hours24/724/724/7Provision of DomainNoYesYesYesNo. Of Static IP's1 Static IP5 Static IP's5 Static IP's1 Static IP

LESSONS LEARNED AND CHALLENGESPre-PlanningCommunicationTime ManagementRead The ManualDont Rush

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CONCLUSION

VirtualizationActualizationWe are the Virtualization Actualization workgroupOur project involved designing a virtual server farm for Balacom ServicesThis project was a proof of conceptWe researched and planned for the networking, physical hardware and software for the server farm

QUESTIONS?

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