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1 Datacenter Migration and Implementation using VMware David A. Smith, MCSE No part of this paper may be reproduced or distributed without the express written consent of its author David A Smith. Copyright

2 Abstract The following whitepaper is a case study of how a long-term healthcare company moved from a hosted IT solution to an in-house self-managed solution using the latest in virtual computing technology. Guardian Healthcare Services is a long-term healthcare provider. Their IT infrastructure was hosted at a remote Application Service Provider off site and out of state. The project was initiated based on several business drivers including cost savings, more autonomy over systems and the need for agility in today s healthcare market. The project case study presented here is how Guardian Healthcare Services IT Team took fourteen remote nursing home facilities covering three states and brought the entire infrastructure from their hosting provider to their own in-house solution. The challenges were great and the outcome was excellent. The technologies used in the project were provided by leaders in virtualization, server and storage, and software VMware, HP and Microsoft. The following is the story of Guardian s migration and datacenter implementation using VMWare to build a fully virtualized infrastructure. 2

3 Table of Contents Abstract 2 Executive Summary 5 Introduction to Virtualization 6 Benefits of Virtualization 7 Case Study: Guardian Healthcare Services 10 Project Planning 14 Infrastructure Plan 15 High Level Migration and Datacenter Planning 16 Server Consolidation 18 HP Hardware and Installation 21 ESX Installation 24 Enterprise Servers Terminal Services 27 Migration 28 Unique Benefits Realized 30 P2V 30 Cloning and Templates 31 Cost Effective Backup 31 Conclusion 32 References 33 3

4 List of Figures Figure 1 VM Kernel 9 Figure 2 Previous Network State 13 Figure 3 Desired Network State 15 Figure 4 Server Requirements 22 Figure 5 VMware Server II 23 Figure 6 ESX Environment 24 Figure 7 Hewlett-Packard Hardware 25 Figure 8 vcenter Virtual Environment Management 28 4

5 Executive Summary Guardian Healthcare Services is a long-term care management company and healthcare provider operating in several, geographically dispersed states. Historically, Guardian used an outsourced IT department for all of its needs. Their 14 remote nursing home facilities were connected by high speed Internet to a central hosting provider. Guardian recently underwent a successful business-driven move from the hosted solution to a completely inhouse IT department. By doing so they can be more agile in their market and provide superior infrastructure to their nursing staff which in provides quality care to its facility residents..guardian used VMware virtualization products, Hewlett-Packard hardware and Microsoft software products for their migration tasks as well as their new infrastructure. This is an overview of how a healthcare provider migrated its services, servers and users and built an entire infrastructure using cutting edge virtualization techniques. 5

6 Introduction to Virtualization Imagine being able to run multiple operating systems on the same set of physical hardware. Now imagine being able to make efficient use all the physical hardware and being able to reduce multiple racks to one single rack of servers. There would be no more wasted RAM or disk space, there would be no more underutilization of expensive processors and there would be no more wasted space in the datacenter. Hardware costs are reduced, space requirements are reduced and power and cooling costs are reduced. Server virtualization includes the ability to abstract the operating system from the underlying hardware. This provides a new way to look at computing and more importantly at the datacenter. We re no longer stuck running one OS per physical server. We can now run multiple operating systems regardless of the physical box they are sitting on. Virtualization also provides the ability to run multiple instances of very different operating systems on the same machine. There are two common forms of virtualization being used in today s datacenter, hypervisor based virtualization and OS level virtualization. The most commonly used and thought of are the hypervisor virtualization solutions like VMware, Xen, Virtual Iron and Microsoft s Hyper-V. In these environments a single or multiple set of physical servers is loaded with virtualization software. That software provides a layer between the hardware and the guest operating systems called the hypervisor. Guests and hosts are terms used to describe the way in which the virtualization environment operates. The host is the actual physical machine. The host machine can be any architecture and any make. In the upcoming scenarios Hewlett-Packard s G385 dualquad core servers are used as the host machines in the virtual environment. The guests are of course the guest operating systems that reside on the hosts. Multiple guests live on the same host machine. It is common to have Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008 and Linux machines all living on the same underlying physical server. The way these guests are allowed to live on the same box is through the hypervisor. Of these, the leader in virtualization is VMware and it s Virtual Infrastructure hypervisor. VMware s hypervisor is the foundation on which the management of underlying physical hardware occurs. Memory management, CPU scheduling, virtual switch and network data and access to specific hardware controllers all happen within this layer known as the VMkernel shown below (VMware, 2009) 6

7 Figure 1 VMkernel VMware s software provides management of the underlying hardware and management of the guests. Guests can be created that use any number of processors and any amount of RAM. For example, an x64 Window s 2003 Server can be created that uses 2 processors and 4GB of RAM. An x86 XP Professional machine can be created on the same host using a single processor and 1GB of RAM. The hypervisor layer handles the simulation of the requested hardware. 7

8 Benefits of Virtualization In addition to running to running multiple operating systems on the same physical hardware, virtualization using VMware s ESX Server with Virtual Infrastructure provides many other benefits just as important. Consolidation is the ability to reduce the number of physical servers in the datacenter or the enterprise. Servers typically run at well below of their total capacity. RAM is often underutilized, processors are underworked, disk space is not used efficiently and enterprise applications often depend on different architecture. Virtualization provides the way to consolidate those servers and applications onto one set of physical hosts. Capital Reduction is achieved by virtualization of multiple servers. Hardware costs are contained within the host server configuration, power and cooling costs are reduced exponentially to one set of hosts instead of multiple racks of multiple servers and administration costs are reduced as well. IT costs are reduced because one set of servers is managed centrally within the VMware Virtual Center instead of multiple administrators for multiple machines. Application segregation and encapsulation is achieved through the separation of guests from each other and from the underlying hardware. This insulates operating systems and application from each other. Updates, upgrades and service packs to one system no longer negatively impact another system. Resource Provisioning provides the ability to give the operating systems and application the required resources to run effectively. Thin provisioning is giving the operating system what it needs to run effectively and nothing more the ultimate usage of just the right amount of resources. Virtualization provides for these and on-the-fly re-allocation of resources. RAM and processors are added at the click of a button instead of all the steps and planning tasks required to do so in the physical environment. Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity are greatly accelerated and enhanced through virtualization. A typical recovery from a bare-metal disaster can take up to 40 hours. Consider all the steps that go into the standard recovery model, from acquiring and configuring the physical hardware to loading and configuring the operating system to installing and loading the backup data to bringing the system back online. Virtualization provides cloning and snapshot technology that makes duplication of the complete operating system with all applications and data a matter of a few clicks of the mouse. That duplicate image is the backup and the operating system one only need to power on the virtual image and you are back in business with virtually no downtime. Testing environments are quickly brought up and taken down with virtualized test machines. These include, testing of individual operating systems, patch and release testing, application testing, cluster and farm testing and load testing. Individual test 8

9 machines and complete cluster and even domains can be quickly brought online with virtualized machines and virtual networks. Migration tasks such as moving physical servers between datacenters and across the country are simplified with virtualization. Physical to Virtual or P2V conversions are the fastest and easiest way to migrate physical machines from one location to another. VMware s Converter installs a small footprint on the physical host then copies the entire machine to a virtual file. That flat file is then easily copied to a new location or sent via FTP across the country to the new datacenter location. One only needs to bring the VM online and take down the physical machine and ship to the new location. Hardware Maintenance is made easy with virtualization. VMware s vmotion provides for moving guests off their underlying physical hardware to another host seamlessly with no interruption to service. A production server can be moved off a host while the host undergoes maintenance or hardware upgrades then migrated back all while powered on and serving clients. Centralized Management of the datacenter is the ultimate administration tool and with virtualization the entire datacenter is managed through one console. Individual servers are managed through the same console as disaster recovery. Operating system upgrades and updates are handled through the same console as provisioning RAM and adding processors. The single pane of glass provided by VMware s Virtual Center is an administrator s dream. The benefits of virtualized environments are many. As shown above virtualization provides the enterprise with the tools to be able to quickly and easily complete many tasks that were once cumbersome and time consuming. As a platform, the virtual environment provides flexibility and more importantly agility to the datacenter administrator. The following case study shows how one long-term healthcare implemented VMware s ESX Servers and Virtual Infrastructure on Hewlett-Packard Server and Storage hardware to migrate from an offsite, hosted environment to a completely in-house solution with a robust, scalable and agile virtual infrastructure. 9

10 Case Study of Guardian Healthcare Services Guardian Healthcare Services is a skilled nursing care provider. They own and manage 14 long-term care homes and rehabilitation centers in three states. Guardian also owns and operates its own pharmacy serving its homes and other third-party homes. The pharmacy delivers medication to all the nursing homes through a daily carrier service. Guardian s management services include: facility management, medical professional services, nursing management, infection control, performance improvement, laboratory management and a myriad of other services. Guardian requires multiple levels of staff and administration to supply these services. Guardian is committed to quality patient care and excellent service to residents is paramount. Healthcare facilities are responsible for handling huge amounts of data and information systems and electronic medical records are at the heart of Guardian s operation. This data ranges from day-to-day operational information to life and death patient information. The ability to access patient records quickly is critical to the success of the business and the safety of the patients. In order to serve the residents well, information technology and electronic medical records are at the heart of Guardian s operations. These systems range from the enterprise communication systems such as and portal systems to specific applications such as electronic charting software, dietary and meal planning software and nursing and daily patient records systems. Guardian s IT infrastructure has historically been hosted at an offsite and out of state service provider. The hosting provider delivered multiple services to Guardian. They hosted Outlook and they provided server rack space for many of Guardian s servers including their web server, SharePoint server and SQL backend. They also hosted several critical applications including scheduling software, electronics patient records systems and business-critical financial applications. As Guardian grew however, the hosted solution began to show limitations. Guardian s ownership demands agility in the market. They want the ability to quickly move on opportunities and be able to make business driven decisions quickly and independent of technology resources. 10

11 Previous Status As of January 1 of 2009 the infrastructure of Guardian was a mostly hosted solution with a few systems in-house. and communications systems were handled by the hosting provider as well as financial applications, facility and user files, print services and access to the systems through Citrix clients. Facilities use a combination of thin clients and PCs to connect to the network. The Citrix desktop connections and then connections to the systems were all maintained by the offsite hosting provider with T-1 connections to each of the facilities and a dedicated t-1 to the corporate offices in Nashville. Figure 2 Previous Network State Under this topology Guardian maintained their own AD with a Window s 2003 Server Domain Controller and a local file and print server for business and management operations at corporate headquarters. All other systems were hosted with the exception of the pharmacy servers at Tupelo. Users at remote facilities would authenticate to the domain, connect to Citrix and then access whatever application were loaded on their Citrix desktops. Nurse users typically had only one or two critical application on their desktops and full office suite users had nursing applications, financial applications, and other business software such as Microsoft Office and Outlook . 11

12 Helpdesk and user connectivity issues were all handled by the hosting provider without much exception. This solution works well in small environments with relatively few problems. However Citrix in addition to being somewhat costly was also plagued with printer issues and hung sessions. User access was also granted through the various channels and finally through the hosting provider. In order to add facilities to the Guardian network the project plan went through the hosting provider. The hosting provider would determine what it needed to bring on a new site, the hardware that would be required, the network and connectivity that it needed to support the site and any other additional requirements. They would schedule and supply the outside parties to complete the work and then charge Guardian for these services. Additional hosting followed the same procedures. The hosting provider would either provision their servers for Guardian or Guardian would use their servers and ship or house them at the hosting provider site, paying a fee for rent, rack space and administration tasks. Some applications such as the financial application were hosted. The software vendor provided service to many companies at the same hosting provider location. For example, SQL named instances were used, one for each hosted company, all on a single or clustered set of servers located at the hosting provider. The hosting provider owned the SQL server while Guardian owned its database and data. This arrangement provides a great solution for companies who do not wish to handle their own infrastructure. It eliminates the need for in-house IT staff and in-house helpdesk. It also removed the end user and client from maintenance and upgrades. On the other hand it also creates a second layer of complexity that may or may not outweigh its benefits. 12

13 Desired State As companies grow and need access to their data quickly, the hosted solution may not perform as well as expected. It is much easier to pull data from your own servers than it is to request and then access the data at the host site. It is also much easier to reset a session, add servers or applications and even add a user to SharePoint or Exchange mailboxes if those systems are under the control of a single in house entity. With the benefits of a self-hosted solution in hand, Guardian decided to move away from the hosted solution to its own. Their new solution would provide a way to be agile, to be creative, to mine data and gather important operational information quickly and to present it effectively. It would provide a way to maintain quality long-term care and provide new insights to improving processes and systems. The foundation for the new systems would rely on virtualization from VMware, servers and backend storage from Hewlett-Packard, business and office applications from Microsoft and specialized healthcare software from several well-known healthcare related software vendors. This is the story of the migration and how these products provided a solid, robust and manageable virtual infrastructure for Guardian Healthcare Services. Figure 3 Desired Network State 13

14 Project Planning The migration project started with a simple plan to migrate the servers and services from our hosting provider to our corporate offices. At first Guardian painted in very broad strokes and later worked out tasks in finer detail. The migration project plan followed the basic tenets of good project planning, Guardian developed initial ideas, developed a plan, designed deliverables, implemented the plan and then closed and evaluated the final outcome. Kathy Schwalbe (2007) in her book on project planning noted the some outcomes and advantages of a good project plan including: Better control of financial physical and human resources Improved customer relations Shorter development times Better internal coordination Positive impact on meeting goals Higher work morale During the migration process Guardian found all of these to be true of its project plan. With a plan in hand it was easier to gain buy in from stakeholders and participants. Nurses and support staff are Guardian IT s customers and by giving them a working plan with timelines and milestones the project was fully supported. There was better internal coordination among IT, corporate and operations staff. The plan helped them to meet goals and deliverable dates. The plan also contributed to work morale as a blueprint for success. Project Goals The project plan set out a typical timeline using Microsoft Project 2007 which helped greatly in looking at the big picture then breaking it down into smaller tasks. The larger task was to migrate an entire company of over 1000 users, 14 nursing homes, thousands of residents, its servers, its systems and its data. The following tasks had to be done accomplished to fully migrate: Determine and implement the infrastructure hardware platform Determine and implement the desktop/remote user connectivity solution Move corporate information systems: move the web server, SharePoint server and SQL backend server from the hosting company to corporate servers Migrate corporate build a Microsoft Exchange Server and migrate the mailboxes from the hosting company to corporate servers Migrate user, facility and global data to corporate servers Migrate applications from host to corporate servers Migrate users with minimal loss of connectivity to systems Given these requirements it was easy to break them down into individual tasks and assign resources accordingly. 14

15 Infrastructure Planning One of the benefits of a self hosted solution is the ability to control and lead. An enterprises future is largely held back or empowered based its choice of technologies. While most organizations have a mixed environment the choice of Guardian has always been systems integration. Typically each system is its own environment and platforms are chosen based on unique requirements of the application and software. For this project a more global approach was taken to find the most cost effective and easily implemented solution that provides for multiple platforms and requirements. The migration project and infrastructure construction projects were interdependent. A solution would have to be put into place that not only supported the migration efforts but that would be capable of supporting all of Guardian s systems and provide for growth. Guardian needed a way to migrate services, servers, users and data from the host with little to no interruption in service. They also needed an infrastructure that was agile enough to add any number of critical services, different operating systems and applications, provide for percent uptime and contain a robust and dependable backup solution. Migration Considerations Guardian used the service provider to host several key pieces of equipment. These include server systems and networking equipment. The servers included a Sharepoint farm of 3 servers, Sharepoint, sql and web, a medical pharmacy server which supplies pharmacy information to all the remote facilities and two application specific mysql servers that are used for electric patient charting. Application Considerations Also under consideration were application specific requirements. The software used at the host company was a mix of everything from Citrix to Microsoft and from x86 dependant software to x64 bit and from Microsoft SQL to Mysql servers. User Configurations Administrative office users accessed Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook through the desktop. They also accessed more specific applications such as financial package, electronic charting software, dietary and meal planning software, and scheduling software. Nurse users on the nursing home floors accessed the network via wireless thin clients. These thin clients were mounted to rolling medical carts that are installed in each hallway. The nurse user typically accessed ECS software for patient charting and medication passes. 15

16 Remote Connectivity Considerations The service provider was using Citrix desktops as the remote access to internal servers and services. Guardian owned the Citrix licensing and the hosting provider hosted the licenses and the Guardian desktops. This provided remote connectivity for 1000 users and to 350 concurrent users. With these elements in hand Guardian planned the direction of their future. It was easy to see what they had and why it did or in many cases did not work optimally to what they wanted and where they wanted to be. The goal was a complete, centrally managed platform that provided high-availability for critical patient systems and the ability to grow as Guardian grew to integrate data and applications seamlessly. High-Level Migration and Implementation Plan Migration Path o Determine owned/hosted servers meeting with hosting provider to discuss which systems are owned and which are hosted o Determine owned/hosted network equipment - meeting with hosting provider to discuss which systems are owned and which are hosted o Determine owned software licensing meeting with hosting provider to determine which licenses Guardian owns, leases and rents o Determine amount of hosted data meeting with hosting provider to determine the amount of user data, facility shared data, globally shared data and application data o Determine transfer of licensing meeting with hosting providers and vendors to determine the account numbers and licensing transfer methods wit o Determine server migration meeting with hosting provider to determine the schedule for migration of Sharepoint farm and pharmacy servers o Determine network equipment migration meeting with hosting provider to determine the schedule for migrating routers o Determine data transfer method meeting with hosting provider to determine the method of data transfer and setup of external FTP site o Determine user migration - meeting with hosting provider to determine the scheduling and management of user migration from Minnesota to Tennessee. Platform Requirements o Determine number of expected users inventory Active Directory for active user count for current number users to be used for licensing requirements and load balancing o Determine number of expected services inventory with users and with hosting provider on the number of services provided including helpdesk, user adds and miscellaneous 16

17 o Determine number of expected applications inventory with service provider on the number of installed applications on all hosted and owned servers o Determine application dependencies work directly with individual vendors to determine the software requirements of each application listing dependencies, ports and configurations o Determine number of expected servers count number of servers at hosting provider, discuss load limits and consult application list for consolidation possibilities o Determine network requirements discuss current networks with hosting provider and network service provider, increase bandwidth to 3 T-1s to each site. o Determine rack/space requirements based on server requirements and number of VM hosts required o Determine power requirements based on number of host servers, storage arrays, switches o Determine cooling requirements based on racked servers and space Core Requirements Users Users 350 Concurrent Users 150 Exchange Users 100 Office Users Services and Application Microsoft Office Suite Exchange Electronic Charting Financial Applications Sharepoint Dietary and meal planning Purchasing software Scheduling software Remote application connectivity Helpdesk/User Support Printing Services Servers 10 Terminal Servers 1 Exchange Server 1 Sharepoint Server 1 Web Server 1 Mobile Information Server 17

18 1 File/Print Server 2 Domain Controllers 1 SQL Server 2 MySQL Servers 1 Great Plains Server 1 VI Server Total Approximately 20 physical servers The requirements gathering tasks identified over 1000 users, 350 of which are concurrent users and 12 critical applications required for daily business activity as well as nursing and resident care. The applications oftentimes require their own SQL or Mysql server. Added also is the need for various enterprise servers including domain servers, terminal servers, communications servers and file and print servers to support Guardian s Active Directory domain. Figure 4 Server Requirements 18

19 Server Consolidation Server consolidation is one of the key benefits of virtualization. It helps alleviate server sprawl and compacts the datacenter. Virtualization using VMware provides several ways to consolidate servers. One of the most basic ideas to consolidation is the ability to share a common resource. In most datacenters today, there is the tendency to over purchase disk space. Disks storage is getting cheaper and larger disks are being installed to provide for growth. Growth that often never reaches the potential of the disk. It s also been estimated that servers use only 10-15% of their total processor and memory capacity. Given the over purchasing of disk space and the over provisioned machines and the datacenter is left with machines that are underutilized, taking up space and capital. VMware s Server II is a fast, easy way to reclaim the underused resources and put them to good use hosting other servers. The idea is simple, install the virtual server onto the existing operating system and it acts like any other application. The application accesses that extra empty disk space and those unused resources and presents them for use as a host. The host is used to install virtual machines of almost any operating system up to the size of the existing disk space. By installing Virtual Server II on an XP machine with an extra 40Gb of disk space a platform is available for the install any operating system from Linux to Windows Server The guest operating system runs independently of the underlying operating system using a virtual network adapter and its own IP address. Figure 5 VMware's Server II 19

20 Consolidation is one of the key reasons that Guardian chose to virtualize its environment. The number of servers required to build their infrastructure was the determining factor. While some of the servers could be installed as additional guests on physical servers, the terminal servers and enterprise level servers needed a more solid foundation. This is where VMware s ESX Servers and Virtual Infrastructure Client software provided the ultimate solution for server and datacenter consolidation. Guardian required around 20 servers total. The task of provisioning 20 servers, rack, power, cooling and other related tasks was not only labor intensive but costly. The virtual platform was and is the best solution to building the datacenter because of its inherent abilities to dynamically share resources and storage. ESX Server is the enterprise solution and uses a shared storage or SAN as the storage for the virtual guests and utilizes the front end server s memory and processor power for the guest machines. Figure 6 ESX Environment 20

21 Guardian researched many server and storage options for their virtual datacenter. To support 20 or more virtual servers Guardian needed solid dependable hosts and an easy to manage storage solution that could grow as necessary. These requirements led Guardian to a clear winner in both cost and quality the HP DL385 G5 servers with Dual Quad-Core Opteron processors, MSA 2000 series storage devices and HP ProCurve switches for connectivity. Figure 7 HP Hardware 21

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