MPR Week 9
Posted by martijnl on November 23, 2006
After surviving an exhausting ISO 27001 audit I can now write something about our virtualization progress again.
My most imporant conclusion of this week is that virtualization is starting to be FUN ! We now have all the wrinkles out of the conversion progress and we can predict nearly exactly how a conversion is going to run.
Oh, and converting the first fileserver really was that simple. So simple in fact that I believe we can do the next 500GB and 600GB conversion in just under 15 minutes each. It’s so simple and fast that we could even do it without informing the users and they wouldn’t even notice it.
Memory utilization after 38 VM’s is closing in on the 50% mark on the hosts so action is needed there (see other post).
The other conversions were Oracle database servers on Windows and apart from having to copy 100GB from our other datacenter both went without problems. Even the necessary change in the IP address (which our DBA has told me is notoriously difficult with Oracle servers) gave no problems.