Sep 2011 – Dec 2011 Interserve – Project Implementation Specialist

Interserve were in the process of updating and expanding their VMware infrastructure.  I joined the team to implement additional VMware vSphere hosts running on IBM BladeCenter utilising IBM N series storage across a mixture of Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NFS.  Cisco MDS switches were used to provide the fibre channel fabric.

I was responsible for the consolidation of the virtual infrastructure from a number of isolated vSphere implementations onto the new centralised vSphere clusters.  Due to the large virtual server estate the majority of the work was carried out via PowerShell / PowerCLI scripts I developed.  Due to the large amount of SQL servers running on the infrastructure with SnapManager for SQL using Raw Disk Mapping I had to rationalise the number of LUNs being presented to the VMware vSphere hosts due to limits being reached.

VMware Site Recovery Manager was implemented to replicate the virtual machines to a secondary site.