Completed project: PeopleSoft Oracle Linux Migration

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

Completed: June 12, 2011

Description: The currency, reliability, and longevity of enterprise data are central to any efficient information technology solution. In an effort to provide the most current, recoverable, and cost-effective data computing environment possible, the PeopleSoft Oracle Linux Database project intends to migrate the PeopleSoft 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 PeopleSoft enterprise database infrastructure will be fully virtualized and standardized, leveraging core Enterprise Infrastructure system management strengths and hardware.

Milestones and status:

  • January 2009: Initial successful migrations of virtualized production Oracle databases at Indiana University Completed
  • December 2009: Final migrations of virtualized production Oracle databases at Indiana University with the intentional deferments of Oncourse, PeopleSoft, and Enterprise Decision Support Completed
  • June 2010: Successful migration of virtualized PeopleSoft prototype environments, utilized for vendor patches and releases (White Box Environments)
  • October 2010: Successful migration of Oncourse CL enterprise database to the virtualized platform (a predecessor to PeopleSoft activities) Completed
  • December 2010: PeopleSoft virtualization migration date selection. Following 12 to 18 months of proven production system virtualization success and experience, the date of April 16, 2011 was chosen to complete the final migration of the PeopleSoft enterprise database Completed
  • January 2011: Initial assessment, planning, and build of virtualized Linux servers in support of migration activities In Progress
  • February 2011: Deployment of initial development, regression and staging, and Test operational Data Store (ODS) database environments for unit, integration and early performance testing. Identification of system issues, process gaps and external system dependencies. Communicate general migration timeline to interested parties Completed
  • March-May 2011: Resolution of identified system issues, process gaps and external system dependencies. Deployment of final staging environment for performance tuning and user testing. Preparation of production database environments including the production Operational Data Store (ODS). Communicate refined migration timeline to interested parties Completed
  • June 2011: 'Dry-run' of production deployment, validating production migration plan. Execute production deployment on the weekend of June 12, 2011 Completed

Comment process: Email Dan Young.

Benefits:

  • Strategically positions the PeopleSoft 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, proprietary hardware solutions and makes more efficient use of current physical assets
  • Places People 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

Related information: See the original Database Virtualization Project, which deferred Oncourse, PeopleSoft, and Enterprise Decision Support migrations until a future date.

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

Project team: Enterprise Database Administration, Student Financials and Decision Support Services, Student Records and Self-Service Systems, Production Services, and Vended Applications Administration teams

Governance: Rob Lowden, Director, Enterprise Infrastructure

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