Completed project: Enterprise Oracle Linux migration

Primary UITS contact: Dan Young, Manager, Enterprise Database Administration

Completed: January 4, 2010

Description: The currency, reliability, and longevity of enterprise data are central to any efficient information technology solution. In its efforts to provide the most current, recoverable, and cost-effective data computing environment possible, the Enterprise Oracle Linux project intends to migrate the entire UITS enterprise database infrastructure to the standardized University Linux platform, running on VMware. The migration will introduce new manageability and dynamic business continuity features supplied by VMware, as well as an overall decrease in service cost through the consolidation of physical server assets into commodity hardware. Additionally, notable operational advantages will be realized as systems are standardized on a common build and structure.

Outcome: Once complete, the enterprise database infrastructure will be fully virtualized and standardized, leveraging core Enterprise Infrastructure system management strengths and hardware.

Milestones and status:

Phase I (development and test systems):

  • September-December 2008: Planning and preparation of standard environment specifications, processes and procedures, supporting Oracle on virtualized Linux Completed
  • January-February 2009: Successful completion of pilot test and production deployments with WCMS and Numara FootPrints databases Completed
  • March-August 2009: Test migration; execution of system migrations, working in partnership with Enterprise Software and other stakeholders

    Completed migrations:

    • March 2009: AIM, OB, EPTO, OID
    • April 2009: IMS, SUDS, FAR, KC, KFS, KRICE, ONC*, PS*
    • May 2009: MMS, LIB, JIRA, CONFLUENCE, ONS
    • June 2009: AMS, COEUS, FIS*, PUR, PDP, EPS
    • July 2009: ERA, ERE, MIU
    • August 2009: UIPO, TK, DPE, AMS, ENS
    • TBD: ODS3, ODS7

    (* Select representative environments will be migrated as appropriate.)

    Deferred migrations: (Not required for seamless Data Center migrations)

    • PS, ONC, ODS1, ODS5, ODS6, VC, IE
  • September 2009: Phase I concluded

Phase II (staging and production systems):

  • June-December 2009: Production migration; execution of system migrations, working in partnership with Enterprise Software and other stakeholders

    Completed migrations:

    • June 2009: OID
    • July 2009: IMS, EPTO, MMS, SUDS
    • August 2009: MIU
    • September 2009: ONS, ENS, FIS, ODS3, LIB, ODS7
    • October 2009: UIPO, DPE, AMS, FAR, (COEUS, ERE, ERA)
    • November 2009: KRICE, OB, (CONFLUENCE, JIRA)
    • December 2009: (PUR, PDP), EPS, TK, ADM, ARMS, TVL

    Deferred migrations: (Not required for seamless Data Center migrations)

    • PS, ONC, ODS1, ODS5, ODS6, VC, IE
  • December 2009: Phase II concluded

Phase X (To be handled as individual UITS project efforts, and not as a specific part of this project. Each effort will have its own project site.):

  • Oncourse Oracle/Linux Virtualization - 2010
  • PeopleSoft Oracle/Linux Virtualization - 2011
  • Enterprise Decision Support - TBD

Comment process: Email Dan Young.

Benefits:

  • Strategically positions Enterprise Databases for high availability via VMware at the hardware layer, with thin provisioning at both the server and storage components
  • Reduces costs associated with legacy, propriety hardware solutions and makes more efficient use of current physical assets
  • Places Enterprise Databases on the primary operating system (Linux) used by the vendor (Oracle), which allows for early feature delivery and faster issue resolution from the vendor

Primary client: All Oracle-based enterprise software solutions, with the noted exclusion of EDSS, PeopleSoft, and Oncourse; systems to be migrated include FIS and Workflow, among others

Client impact: The Enterprise Database Administration team intends to minimize client impact by performing these migrations during standard published maintenance windows.

Project team: The Enterprise Database Administration team

Governance: Rob Lowden, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure

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