The physical servers that are used to host our Oracle databases are reaching end of life (late 2020). We see this as an opportunity to migrate the appropriate databases to a virtual infrastructure instead of simply replacing the physical servers. The move to virtual infrastructure should bring several advantages such as:

  • The ability to manage the servers in a more efficient way
  • The capability to fail servers across sites
  • The capacity to start taking advantage of the metro stretch cluster

At the same time, it is acknowledged that there are some risks such as:

  • Questions around database vendor support
  • Potential impact on performance on heavy transactional systems

But it is believed that the benefits will outweigh these potential issues and that the work to migrate these databases to the the replacement VMs should go ahead and make use of the solution developed under project INF129. This project will also move the database VMs to the metro stretch cluster, where appropriate.

Current project status

Report Date RAG Budget Effort Completed Effort to complete
May 2021 BLUE 460.0 days 497.2 days 0.0

Project Info

Project
Move IS based Oracle databases to VMs and stretch cluster
Code
INF142
Programme
ISG - IS Applications Infrastructure (INF)
Management Office
ISG PMO
Project Manager
David Watters
Project Sponsor
Suran Perera
Current Stage
Close
Status
Closed
Project Classification
Grow
Start Date
11-Mar-2019
Planning Date
17-May-2019
Delivery Date
10-Feb-2021
Close Date
09-Apr-2021
Programme Priority
4
Overall Priority
Highest
Category
Compliance

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