Solved

Application questionnaire to re-design our current VMware environment

Posted on 2011-09-28
2
1,051 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi Experts,

We currently have a ESX 4.0 environment with multiple ESX hosts/datacenter, and VMs for each host/datacenter

My manager wants me to evaluate an application called Siebel, which high-level architecture is described in the following link:

http://siebeloracle.wordpress.com/2009/07/04/siebel-architecture-siebel-server/

Can you please indicate what are the important questions I should ask the vendor to evaluate and prepare a re-design solution to our current ESX environment?

For Instance, a simple question would be is the application compatible with virtualization? If so, is it compatible with VMware?

I would like to prepare an application questionnaire, so I can gather as much information as I can

Can anyone please point me on the right direction?
0
Comment
Question by:Jerry Seinfield
2 Comments
 
LVL 40

Accepted Solution

by:
coolsport00 earned 500 total points
ID: 36718610
*What are the system requirements?
*Are their limitations to virtualizing the application?
*Are there hardware compatibility issues to be aware of (storage/SAN/disk or RAID type, processor type/model, etc.)? CPU Affinity and/or RAM Share/Reservation requirements?
*What are the DB requirements? Does it have to be local or can it be remote? What DB Server is supported? If local, are their size limitations on the DB? What are purge requirements/best practices for the DB/log files?
*Are there limitations as far as # of VMs that can be on the same host as this potential app VM?

Hmm...that's about all I can think of at the moment.

Hope that helps.

Regards,
~coolsport00
0
 
LVL 118
ID: 36718651
The biggest question you need to ask the Vendor is:-

Will they support this application if you host it as a VMware vSphere Virtualised guest?

The application will be compatible with all computers, whether physical or virtual, it's whether they will support the virtualised environment.

Another question is licensing, do they charge per Core or Processor, some organisations charge per Core the software is used on.

Some organisations like Oracle, take this approach

"Be aware that Oracle's official position is that they do not support Oracle in a virtualized environment beyond the operating system.  If there is a problem and you need Oracle's support, they may very well tell you to put it on a physical server before they will support you."
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Suppress Configuration Issues and Warnings Alert displayed in Summary status for ESXi 6.5 after enabling SSH or ESXi Shell.
In this article, I will show you HOW TO: Perform a Physical to Virtual (P2V) Conversion the easy way from a computer backup (image).
Teach the user how to use vSphere Update Manager to update the VMware Tools and virtual machine hardware version Open vSphere Client: Review manual processes for updating VMware Tools and virtual hardware versions: Create a new baseline group in vSp…
Advanced tutorial on how to run the esxtop command to capture a batch file in csv format in order to export the file and use it for performance analysis. He demonstrates how to download the file using a vSphere web client (or vSphere client) and exp…

914 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now