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  • This presentation is for HP customer audiences. There are additional presentations on this topic for internal HP and channel partners. This presentation gives an overview of the HP Virtual Machine Management Pack.
  • Insight Control delivers control, flexibility, and savings by combining the power of management resources built into the server with unified infrastructure management delivered through HP Systems Insight Manager and ProLiant Essentials software that targets specific tasks such as deployment, power management, and virtual machine management. The net result is a management solution that delivers value across every step of the management lifecycle in a single, easy-to-install package.
  • KEY POINTS: With virtualization, integrated management is key. You want to be able to manage your physical and virtual resources from the same console. HP Systems Insight Manager gives you this consolidated management control. Systems Insight Manager provides core services, such as discovery, identification, security, fault management and event management for HP servers and storage. Systems Insight Manager provides a base platform that works with various HP plug- ins, which provide extended functionality for virtualization. HP ProLiant Essentials, Integrity Essentials and Storage Essentials software plug-ins extend the value of the base SIM platform. Because these tools integrate into the base product, they operate through a similar user interface and leverage base HP SIM capabilities for discovery, identification, etc. This enables your systems administrators to get up to speed quickly, and it enhances opportunities for successful cross-training between groups. All products are connected via standards up to the HP OpenView management environment. Avitage Item ID: {{63EF1062-E47F-404D-9702-6DB6EFEE6202}}
  • KEY POINT: In this view of the SIM console you can see the single pane view of the associated physical and virtual machines and the status of both from a single management solution. This is at the heart of why customers need SIM for their virtual machine implementations. Highlighted is a single row from the server list. This is pulled out in the green box at the bottom of the page. This shows the association of the physical server running ESX on a BL20p blade. The highlighted column is pulled out in the green box on the right. This column shows the status of the virtual machines. Together this gives an administrator the ability to see not only the status of the physical environment but also all the VM’s associated with that physical server. So in the event of a prefailure warning it’s easy to see the potential impact to the virtual machines as well. From the SIM console an administrator may launch the ProLiant Essential, Virtual Machine Manager to proactively move a VM from one physical server to another. This could be done with VMM fast move or in combination with VMware Virtual Center and VMotion. It’s also possible to use the other ProLiant Essentials tools with virtual machines all connected through SIM. Avitage Item ID: {{7D5E50AF-FA8D-4A21-9F07-F35912F45EAD}}
  • KEY POINTS: By combining HP’s advanced management capabilities with VMware management software, customers get the best management suite for both physical and virtual environments. Independently, they will work but will not provide the full solution. With Systems Insight Manager (SIM), HP provides a best-in-class management platform for physical servers with strong add-on functionality for specific tasks. With VMware Virtual Center you get a best-in-class virtual management suite. But you don’t get the ability to manage and associate the virtual machines with the physical environment. Together SIM, Virtual Center and the ProLiant Essential Virtual Machine Manager give a unified view of the physical and virtual worlds and the tools to associate across both. Together the tools also give you the ability to actively manage workloads to optimize resources across multiple physical servers. These management tools bring the capabilities of an adaptive infrastructure to today’s data center. In addition, HP and VMware provide the technology to manage the migration of a variety of physical to virtual environments easily. Avitage Item ID: {{0866965B-8E51-4D54-8466-5D9AA88D0696}}
  • HP delivers a complete virtualization for ProLiant servers with the new “VMWare and ProLiant Essentials Virtualization Software” This bundle provides all of the software required to create an manage a virtualized environment. The ProLiant Essentials Server Migration Pack streamlines the process of migrating physical servers to virtual machines. VMware ESX delivers the industry’s leading platform for x86 virtualization. The Virtual Machine Management Pack enables unified monitoring and control of physical and virtual resources. And VMware Vmotion ensures that workloads can be easily balanced and realtime with no service interruption. With the bundle there’s no need to surf a parts list for all of the pieces you need. It’s all put together in one simple-to-order package.
  • Notes The “agent” is not the typical, large footprint, bog your server down, type of agent. It is an executable that is initiated ONLY when the migration is needed, and it can be removed once automatically once the migration is complete. If used in conjunction with HP SIM or HP Insight Control Environment, these agents can be pushed out via the HP SIM console. The boot CD can be physically inserted into the server or virtual media options (such as iLO) can be used.
  • ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack - Magnus ...

    1. 1. HP Virtual Machine Management Pack 3.0
    2. 2. Unified Physical and Virtual Management with HP Insight Control Total Control Maximum Flexibility Tangible Savings Intelligent Infrastructure HP SIM Foundation Task-specific software options ProLiant Essentials
    3. 3. Unified Physical and Virtual Management HP Systems Insight Manager HP Systems Insight Manager—one platform unifies it all Virtual platforms Physical platforms Core management services Discovery, Security Association, Events, Inventory HP integrated virtualization management Migrate Server Migration Pack – Universal Edition Provision Rapid Deployment Pack Assess Performance Management Pack Patch Vulnerability and Patch Management Pack Manage Virtual Machine Management Pack Control Integrated Lights-Out Pack
    4. 4. HP ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack <ul><li>Extends HP Systems Insight Manager to manage VMs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Associates VMs to Host Server </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous VM control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>VMware & Microsoft VMs </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VM control functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start, Stop, Pause, Suspend </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VM recovery functions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Copy, Move, Back up, Template </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Flexible move options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiate VMware VMotion technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAN-based fast moves </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>File-copy moves </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Failed Host recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Performance indicators for Host and VMs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set CPU usage threshold and receive alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><li>VMM licensed per Host - not per CPU </li></ul><ul><li>One agent per Host, not per Guest </li></ul>
    5. 5. HP Systems Insight Manager with Virtual Machine Management Pack Unified physical and virtual machine management Associate VM with Host Identify VM and VM Hosts Hardware fault and performance, system software and vulnerability status Status of VM and VM Host
    6. 6. VMM Usage scenario Recovery in pre-failure situations <ul><li>HP SIM detects pre-failure warning on hard drive </li></ul><ul><li>Alerts VMware VirtualCenter to put host in maintenance mode. This moves VMs from one server to another host server based on DRS settings. </li></ul><ul><li>VMs are moved BEFORE downtime occurs </li></ul><ul><li>Run manually based on alerts or fully automated </li></ul>Virtual Svr 1 Virtual Svr 2 Virtual Svr 3 Virtual Svr 4 Virtual Svr 5 Virtual Svr 6 Virtual Svr 3 Virtual Svr 4
    7. 7. New in VMM 3.0 <ul><li>Supports VMware ESX 3.5 and VirtualCenter 2.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Automated actions to VMware hosts based on HP SIM predictive failure alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Launch VirtualCenter from HP SIM/VMM </li></ul><ul><li>Alert on memory and disk I/O in addition to CPU </li></ul><ul><li>Collect events from ESX 3.x and VirtualCenter 2.x in HP SIM event database </li></ul>
    8. 8. HP and VMware management—why both <ul><li>Best in class physical server management – manage all servers, not just VM hosts </li></ul><ul><li>Unified physical and virtual server management – admins understand virtual context of servers they manage </li></ul><ul><li>Heterogeneous VM management – VMware and Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>React automatically to predictive failures to reduce downtime </li></ul><ul><li>Provide server admins with limited VM control without having to give access to full VirtualCenter console </li></ul>
    9. 9. ProLiant Essentials Virtualization Pack The best managed VMware environment <ul><li>VMware virtualization software </li></ul><ul><li>+ </li></ul><ul><li>HP Management environment </li></ul><ul><li>HP Systems Insight Manager </li></ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant Essentials Virtual Machine Management Pack </li></ul><ul><li>HP ProLiant Essentials Server Migration Pack </li></ul><ul><li>ESX Server </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Infrastructure Node </li></ul>HP ProLiant Essentials Virtualization Pack One easy to order package available from HP Starter and Standard bundles include SIM + VMM + 1 SMP license Enterprise bundle includes SIM + VMM + 5 SMP licenses Software from HP Software from VMware
    10. 10. Next steps <ul><li>Visit to freely download Virtual Machine Management Pack </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 day licenses available for trial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ordering VMM </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Available standalone per host server </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available bundled with VMware from HP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Available as part of Insight Control Environment for HP BladeSystem </li></ul></ul>