Business carries on as usual during upgrade to take advantage of new technology features in vSphere 6.0

The Customer

This organisation is one of the UK’s largest financial adviser support groups, providing a vast array of services to enable advisers to provide a first class service to their clients. With a team of over 240 employees based in offices across the UK, the group delivers high quality support to hundreds of appointed representative advisers.

The Situation

  • VMware vSphere upgrade to version 6
  • Clean build and migration due to specific environment
  • New vSphere environment to have proven optimum configuration

Our Approach

  • Review current VMware vSphere environment, assess upgrade design options, conduct pre-flight checks, and implement migration plan using Xtravirt’s proven blueprint
  • Design and build new infrastructure, migrate hosts and workloads
  • Run Xtravirt’s Sonar automated health assessment for vSphere 6.0 to baseline new environment and validate completion of upgrade to best practice

Outcomes Achieved

  • Successful managed upgrade, with no service downtime during entire project underpinned by Xtravirt’s upgrade plan and extensive experience
  • Implementation of vSphere Update Manager enabled future automatic patching of hosts