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1 System z Linux Proof Of Concept Project Management Best Practices September 8, 2009 Marianne Eggett System z Linux Practice Manager

2 Agenda Mainline’s System z Linux Life Cycle Planning for the POC Project Methodology Overview Do’s and Don’ts

3 Through Out the Life Cycle Mainline is there Planning Proving Production Business Cases Sizing Servers for IFLs Value of Z Linux Presentations Account Planning Proposal Development Scoping POC System z Linux POC Projects Systems Assurance Architecting Solutions Installation Services IBM Specialty Engine Loaner Program Linux LOTS zVM & Linux Healthcheck

4 Linux Team The Team Planning: New Workload Sales Team  Marianne Eggett – Central, West  Andy Greco – NE, Mid Atlantic, SE Proving: Installation Team  Project Managers  zVM and Linux Technical Consultants  WebSphere, DB2 UDB, other expertise Production: 24x7 SuSE LOTS Support Line  Supporting zVM & SuSE Linux  Supporting IBM and many non-IBM middleware Software products Years of Experience  11+ years with Linux  6+ years implementing Linux on System z  6+ years server consolidation sizings for System z Linux  6+ years assisting with business case development  Certifications Novell CLE, CLP, CNS and Red Hat RHCE

5 DB2 Connect – Ideal 1 st Application Oracle – Generates excellent TCOs WebSphere AS, MQSeries & Portal WebSphere HATS & HOD CICS Gateways, IMS Connect Lotus Domino and Applications Tivoli TSM Server DB2 UDB Communication Controller for Linux (3745 replacement) Network Infrastructure; FTP, NFS, DNS, etc. ISV products; WebFocus, Attachmate Best Fit For Server Consolidations

6 MIS Customer References State of IdahoDomino, Apache appl Emigrant SavingsWebSphere University of MarylandOracle Thomas Jefferson Un. HospitalTSM Indianapolis Power & LightWebSphere Hats Boston UniversityDB2 UDB, Oracle John Hopkins UniversityWebSphere BrocadeDevelopment Environment

7 Linux Partners Novell Business Partnership  Mainline is Novell’s largest remarketer of System z SuSE Linux Red Hat Business Partnership IBM  zVM and PPA Software  IBM Software Excel & Support Line Velocity Software for zVM & Linux performance tuning

8 Managing the Linux Proof of Concept

9 Project Initiation Project Definition Installation & Set Up Testing Closing PlanningProving – Managing the Linux POC Value Proposition Learning the value of System z Linux Server Consolidation Sizings Business Case Development POC Initiative Scoping POC POC IFL Sizings Real memory sizing Scope Document

10 Value Proposition Planning Proving Production IBM Scorpion Study Environmental Studies Application Assessments zRace Mainline IFL Capacity sizings Business Case zRace with IBM Techline

11 Project Initiation Project Definition Installation & Set Up Testing Closing PlanningProving – Managing the Linux POC Infrastructure Planning Hardware Software Network Security Disk Backup & Recovery Project Planning Scope Document Project Plan Team Roster Systems Assurance Statement of Work Consulting Services Status Report Phone Support IBM Loaner Program POR date Success Criteria Configs Sizings IBM Contracts Linux Trial Software Trial Value Proposition Learning the value of System z Linux Server Consolidation Sizings Business Case Development POC Initiative Scoping POC POC IFL Sizings Real memory sizing Scope Document

12 Project Definition Choosing Scope is Critical –Significant enough –Not overwhelming Resource Commitment Senior Management Commitment –Success Criteria System assurances are valuable

13 Project Initiation Project Definition Installation & Set Up Testing Closing PlanningProving – Managing the Linux POC Infrastructure Planning Hardware Software Network Security Disk Backup & Recovery Project Planning Scope Document Project Plan Team Roster Systems Assurance SOW Consulting Svc Status Report Phone Support IBM Loaner Program POR date Success Criteria Configs Sizings IBM Contracts Linux Trial Software Trial IBM loaner Eq. zVM & Linux install Other SW install Network Security Disk DB loads Application set up Other Distributed Servers Weekly Status Meeting Status Report Value Proposition Learning the value of System z Linux Server Consolidation Sizings Business Case Development POC Initiative Scoping POC POC IFL Sizings Real memory sizing Scope Document

14 Installation and Set up Week day vs. Weekend changes –IBM CE –Real Memory –Networks Consultants on site for skills transfer –Back up environment –Clones Weekly status meeting

15 Project Initiation Project Definition Installation & Set Up Testing Closing PlanningProving – Managing the Linux POC Test Plan  Unit  Volume/Performance Weekly Status Mtg Status Report Issues Management Escalation Process Resource Management In house Mainline IBM Linux vendor ISVs Value Proposition Learning the value of System z Linux Server Consolidation Sizings Business Case Development POC Initiative Scoping POC POC IFL Sizings Real memory sizing Scope Document Infrastructure Planning Hardware Software Network Security Disk Backup & Recovery Project Planning Scope Document Project Plan Team Roster Systems Assurance SOW Consulting Svc Status Report Phone Support IBM Loaner Program POR date Success Criteria Configs Sizings IBM Contracts Linux Trial Software Trial IBM loaner Eq. zVM & Linux install Other SW install Network Security Disk DB loads Application set up Other Distributed Servers Weekly Status Meeting Status Report

16 Testing Test Plan –Outline tests –Document performance targets when compared to current production system –Keep track of each run’s changes –Keep track of each run’s results Learning curve –Ask for help early Problems –Ask for help early –IBM and BP resources –Open problems with software vendors too, i.e. Oracle Weekly Status meetings –Schedule meeting out 12 weeks

17 Project Initiation Project Definition Installation & Set Up Testing Closing PlanningProving – Managing the Linux POC Success Criteria Acceptance Loaner Purchase or removed Production Implementation Planning Purchasing Technical Services Vendor 24x7 Support Value Proposition Learning the value of System z Linux Server Consolidation Sizings Business Case Development POC Initiative Scoping POC POC IFL Sizings Real memory sizing Scope Document Infrastructure Planning Hardware Software Network Security Disk Backup & Recovery Project Planning Scope Document Project Plan Team Roster Systems Assurance SOW Consulting Svc Status Report Phone Support IBM Loaner Program POR date Success Criteria Configs Sizings IBM Contracts Linux Trial Software Trial IBM loaner Eq. zVM & Linux install Other SW install Network Security Disk DB loads Application set up Other Distributed Servers Weekly Status Meeting Status Report Test Plan  Unit  Volume/Performance Weekly Status Mtg Status Report Issues Management Escalation Process Resource Management In house Mainline IBM Linux vendor ISVs

18 Closing Document results against Success Criteria Review results with project team to gain everyone’s concurrence Identified lesson’s learned

19 Project Initiation Project Definition Installation & Set Up Testing Closing Proving – Managing the Linux POC Customer Final Report Success Criteria Acceptance IFL Purchased or removed 3-5 weeks 1-3 weeks weeks 1-3 weeks Production Implementation Planning Purchasing Technical Services Vendor 24x7 Support Value Proposition Learning the value of System z Linux Server Consolidation Sizings Business Case Development POC Initiative Scoping POC POC IFL Sizings Real memory sizing Scope Document Infrastructure Planning Hardware Software Network Security Disk Backup & Recovery Project Planning Scope Document Project Plan Team Roster Systems Assurance SOW Consulting Svc Status Report Phone Support IBM Loaner Program POR date Success Criteria Configs Sizings IBM Contracts Linux Trial Software Trial IBM loaner Eq. zVM & Linux install Other SW install Network Security Disk DB loads Application set up Other Distributed Servers Weekly Status Meeting Status Report Test Plan  Unit  Volume/Performance Weekly Status Mtg Status Report Issues Management Escalation Process Resource Management In house Mainline IBM Linux vendor ISVs

20 Hardware Solution Coordination Managing the Linux POC  These are PMO standard templates to manage Linux POCs  POC Scope Document  POC Success Criteria  POC Project Plan  POC Team Roster  POC Status Report zVM and Linux POC Project Management Deliverables

21 Beware of the Benchmark POC Stay away from performance benchmark tests that drive the IFL to 100% to determine maximum transactions compared to Intel/Power platforms. System z Linux “sweet spot” is as a multi-tasker. Final Comments

22 Ideal POC Scope Focus the POC scope on Learning the environment Functional test or Production comparative test Follow up on the Business Case

23 Project Initiation Project Definition Installation & Set Up Testing Closing PlanningProving – Managing the Linux POC POC Final Report Success Criteria Acceptance IFL Purchased or removed Value Proposition Learning the value of System z Linux Server Consolidation Sizings Business Case Development POC Initiative Scoping POC POC IFL Sizings Real memory sizing Scope Document Infrastructure Planning Hardware Software Network Security Disk Backup & Recovery Project Planning Scope Document Project Plan Team Roster Systems Assurance SOW Consulting Svc Status Report Phone Support IBM Loaner Program POR date Success Criteria Configs Sizings IBM Contracts Linux Trial Software Trial IBM loaner Eq. zVM & Linux install Other SW install Network Security Disk DB loads Application set up Other Distributed Servers Weekly Status Meeting Status Report Test Plan  Unit  Volume/Performance Weekly Status Mtg Status Report Issues Management Escalation Process Resource Management In house Mainline IBM Linux vendor ISVs Production Implementation Planning Purchasing Technical Services Vendor 24x7 Support


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