Completed project: Research Data Complex (RDC) migration

Primary UITS contact: Stephanie Burks

Completed: December 14, 2007

Description: The Research Data Complex (RDC) is being migrated to a new platform. There are currently eight instances on two machines: five research-based instances on inquire.uits.indiana.edu and three GIS-related instances on raster.uits.indiana.edu. The two machines will be migrated to libra45.uits.iu.edu and libra46.uits.iu.edu respectively between June and October 2007. Each of the Oracle instances is being migrated separately, working closely with the researchers involved. The instances will be migrated in the following order: RSRCH, ALTTEN, INMAP, RAS, FIMS, BIOMAP, RESRCH, BIO10G. The order of the instances was determined by a number of factors including customer timing requirements and other customer needs. Overall planning for the migration was completed in late May. Migration of the first instance, RSRCH, began in mid-June. All migrations are expected to be completed by October.

The web front end, discover.uits.indiana.edu, is also being migrated to a new system, Discern. The migration from Solaris to Linux will provide more flexibility for new web applications and portals.

Outcome: The goal of this migration is to retire hardware that has reached the end of its lifecycle and to provide newer, faster, more reliable hardware for the RDC environment.

Milestones and status:

  • June 18: RSRCH migration starts
  • July 2: RSRCH instance turned over to users for verification
  • July 3: ALTTEN migration starts
  • July 5: ALTTEN instance turned over to users for verification
  • July 16: INMAP and RAS migration starts
  • July 17: RAS migration removed from project (Anna Radue needs to migrate the instance separately using GIS software.)
  • July 26: INMAP instance turned over to users for verification
  • August 22: NGVL migration to Discern/Inquire completed
  • August 23: INMAP user verification completed
  • August 30: FIMS migration started
  • August 31: FIMS instance turned over to users for verification
  • September 3 Home directories moved to a new hardware, IBM N5500
  • September 5: BIOMAP migration started
  • September 11: BIOMAP instance turned over to users for verification
  • October 1: BIO10G migration started
  • October 15: Wrapping up BIO10G2
  • October 15: Installing Application Express on Libra45
  • November 20: Hardware issues resolved on Libra45
  • November 28: Installation and configuration of Application Express completed on Libra45 for BIO10G2 instance. BIO10G to BIO10G2 migration complete
  • December 4: Critical Patch Update October 2007 applied to Oracle on Libra45 and Libra46. Application Express Upgraded to 3.0.1.0.8
  • December 5: Started development of process to handle the automatic creation of RDC account requests
  • December 14: BIO10G 85% complete
  • December 20: Indiana GIS switched over to INMAP on Libra46

Primary client: Students, faculty, and staff who have research databases (approximately 60 unique accounts). GIS-related instances are used by Indiana GIS and the Homeland Security office, in addition to over 100 IU staff members.

Project team:

  • Stephanie Burks
  • Collin Gayde
  • Dave Hancock
  • Keith Lehigh
  • Nancy Long
  • Joe Rinkovsky

Governance: Craig Stewart, Associate Dean for Research Technologies

This is document avor in the Knowledge Base.
Last modified on 2017-08-04 14:47:46.

  • Fill out this form to submit your issue to the UITS Support Center.
  • Please note that you must be affiliated with Indiana University to receive support.
  • All fields are required.

Please provide your IU email address. If you currently have a problem receiving email at your IU account, enter an alternate email address.

  • Fill out this form to submit your comment to the IU Knowledge Base.
  • If you are affiliated with Indiana University and need help with a computing problem, please use the I need help with a computing problem section above, or contact your campus Support Center.

Please provide your IU email address. If you currently have a problem receiving email at your IU account, enter an alternate email address.