The Company

Mt Buller is Australia’s premier mountain resort, located only three hours from Melbourne in the heart of Victoria’s Alpine region. The mountain has the most accessible skiable terrain and excellent facilities.

The Challenge

The need for replacing the current server hardware has arisen due to the age of the current infrastructure and the need for a highly available environment. Some of the current servers have been operating on the network since late 2006 and a number of the hardware warranty contracts have expired.

With an ever-increasing need to provide improved performance and flexibility while reducing costs associated with providing network services to users, Grollo Group needed to make the transition to a new VMware virtual infrastructure. This new VMware infrastructure will allow Grollo Group to consolidate their server infrastructure to a smaller physical hardware footprint while providing higher availability of servers through VMware technologies.

Our Solution

The virtual environment consists of 2 x HP DL360 G10 VMware host servers set up in a high availability cluster. The virtual cluster is managed by vCenter which is running on a virtual machine on the cluster. The storage environment is running a StoreVirual virtual storage cluster group on 2 x HP P4330 StoreVirtual appliances. The network consists of 2 x Aruba 2930F stacked switches, each device is connected to both switches to prevent outages from the failure of a single device or connection. The network stack is connected to the core network by an LACP trunk.

 

The Results

All workloads and servers were migrated to the brand new SAN and VMware installation, consolidated their server infrastructure to a smaller physical hardware footprint while providing higher availability of servers to the business. This was achieved without any outages or disruptions to the business.

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