So our new Hardware is in place… This half a cabinet is what is replacing our previous 7 racks of equipment spread over two datacenters. The hardware is as listed below
- Dell PowerVault TL4000 Tape Library (obscured)
- Dell PowerEdge M1000e Blade Chassis
- 6 x Dell PowerEdge M710
- 2 x Dell PowerEdge M610
- 1 x EMC Clariion CX4-120
It is due to be loaded with 6 x VMware vSphere 4.0 hosts and 2 x Windows 2008 Servers and using a bucket-load of disks to host all of our servers virtually. We also have a small amount of hardware at our Head Office that will provide a warm backup of our retail application ready ti bring online as well as backup data for our non-core systems. The Head Office Systems will consist of the following:
- Dell PowerVault TL2000
- 2 x Dell PowerEdge R710
One Server is and ESXi Host and the other Windows 2008 Server that we call the FLOD server. This stands for a F***load of disk as it currently hosts 6 x 1Tb Disks internally.
We are currently in the process of installing vSphere on the hosts now with vCenter Server and the Navisphere monitoring is all set up and waiting.
It truly is an exciting time to be at work… all the new things we dreamed of are really happening at long last.