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  • When you walk out of here today: You will understand the differences between VMware and its competition You will have a competitive framework that will allow you articulate VMware advantages in an account, win opportunities more quickly and protect our price points
  • Over the last few years, virtualization has gone from a technology being tried out in test/dev to a production server consolidation technology, and now is gathering steam as the industry standard way of computing. Early adopters of our technology used the hypervisor for basic partitioning. As we matured and provided means to aggregrate multiple virtualized nodes and centralized management – customers rolled us out into mainstream production environments. As customers and our technology matured, virtualization began to go far beyond its original use for server consolidation and live migration of virtual machines. Ensuring availability and uptime helped cusotmers achieve better service levels. Using virtualization for business contibuity and DR helped customers achieve better RTOs and RPOs at a fraction of the cost. With the end to end management and automation capabilities available from VMware, it became very easy for customers worldwide to make VMware virtualization the default in the datacenter. 43% of customers surveyed last year said that their default policy for all or most new machines was a virtual machine.
  • In Summary – a wide range of products and features from VMware enable further rapid adoption across the board. Extending out the virtualization capabilities of VMware virtual infrastructure helps make it the right choice for virtualization in datacenters worldwide.
  • When you walk out of here today: You will understand the differences between VMware and its competition You will have a competitive framework that will allow you articulate VMware advantages in an account, win opportunities more quickly and protect our price points
  • In Summary – a wide range of products and features from VMware enable further rapid adoption across the board. Extending out the virtualization capabilities of VMware virtual infrastructure helps make it the right choice for virtualization in datacenters worldwide.
  • AIG We said that one of the requirements for enterprise infrastructure virtualization is reliability. The reason it matters tremendously to customers is because virtualization is such core infrastructure that if it does not work, it can have disastrous consequences. There is nothing more powerful than the experience of real VMware customers. The screen shot is taken from a large VMware customer in the insurance industry and show 800 days of continuous availability for their servers running in ESX Server virtual machines and counting. I’ll explain shortly how they achieved this amazing statistic.
  • ESX Server 3i meets the demands for hardware integration through a unique, small footprint architecture. Feature: Thin architecture = 32MB code = OS independent Benefits: Minimizes complexity for security and reliability Removes the management overhead associated with a general purpose OS (user management, security hardening, OS backup, etc) Feature: Server integration Benefits: Reduces hardware certification time: hardware ships ready-to-run Menu driven interface provides intuitive start-up experience. Go from server boot to running VMs in minutes Designed for management through remote tools and central management tools
  • If virtualization is deployed by default on every server, it seems logical and efficient to build virtualization capabilities directly into the hardware itself. What are the requirements for the hypervisor to be built into server hardware? 1) Hardware-like security, reliability (MTBF), and manageability Note: MTBF = Mean Time Between Failure and is a statistical measure of reliability related to failure rates for components or systems 2) Infrequent reconfiguration and little state information The typical general purpose operating system is highly customized for every application and environment. Building it into hardware provides little benefit if it will be immediately reconfigured. The hypervisor needs to be as infrequently configured as a typical hardware component 3) Small footprint and minimal interfaces To be cost effective for solid-state storage (as opposed to hard drive installation), the hypervisor must be small, efficient code. Minimizing the interfaces ensures the hypervisor itself is as secure as possible 4) Standards-based protocols for central management A hardware integrated hypervisor will need to plug into standards based hardware management tools
  • Integration of ESX Server 3i shows that virtualization is becoming the “way computing is done.” The broader hardware ecosystem is becoming ever more “virtualization aware” and building their products to support and enhance virtualization. Supporting points: VMware is working with the top tier OEMs to build virtualization into a broad class of servers Integration via on-motherboard flash or internal USB 2) OEMs are designing servers to cost-effectively optimize virtualization performance Multi-core processors Extra memory banks for larger memory configurations at lower cost Extra on-board NICs and PCI slots for add-in NICs and HBAs Shipping diskless servers optimized for use with external storage increases server reliability 3) Virtualization support designed into processors and chipsets VT, AMD-V for CPU hardware assist Nested Page Tables / Extended Page Tables for memory assist AMD now calls NPT (Nested Page Tables) “Rapid Virtualizationg Indexing”
  • How is ESX Server 3i different from ESX Server? Traditional ESX Server architecture VMkernel (right hand side) is a compact virtualization centric set of code. Manages and abstracts hardware and manages virtual machines. Service Console (left hand side) is a general purpose OS – specifically Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 The VMkernel has never relied on the Service Console. It can “crash” and the VMkernel will continue running VMs (though you would lose access). The Service Console has represented ~98% of the disk image of ESX Server and a majority of the patches.
  • With ESX Server 3i, VMware has pulled apart these two pieces and left behind the VMkernel. This means that the entire virtualization process is handled by this very compact set of code.
  • Although removing the Service Console changes the management model, there are some significant benefits in being completely independent from an operating system. This is in stark contrast to the design principles underlying competitive hypervisors that rely on a parent partition in the form of a general purpose OS. Here are the architectural benefits of not depending on an OS: Unmatched security and reliability Simplified management However, customers do not give up any functionality. This is not “ESX Lite”. It has all the performance and capabilities of ESX Server
  • In Summary – a wide range of products and features from VMware enable further rapid adoption across the board. Extending out the virtualization capabilities of VMware virtual infrastructure helps make it the right choice for virtualization in datacenters worldwide.
  • In Summary – a wide range of products and features from VMware enable further rapid adoption across the board. Extending out the virtualization capabilities of VMware virtual infrastructure helps make it the right choice for virtualization in datacenters worldwide.
  • Note –VDM is part of our VDI offering. This is not in VMware ESX 3.5/Virtual Center 2.5 Control and manageability in an end-to-end product: Central administration of desktops from any location including policy enforcement options such as session time-outs Enterprise-class connection brokering, managing connections between remote clients and their centralized virtual desktops Automatic provisioning of desktops using optional “smart pooling” capabilities Desktop persistence options: maintains desktop state on log-out or reverts to “known” state Secure tunneling via a proxy server so that all connections are completely encrypted Two-factor authentication via RSA SecurID® Full Microsoft Active Directory (AD) -based integration Policy enforcement: Familiar end-user experience: Give users similar desktop experience, just running over a remote connection. No changes to the apps. No retraining. Individuals can customize their desktop. Desktops are isolated, not shared. Usability improvements to RDP for local printing, PDA, smart cards, etc. Secure Single Sign On to desktops on same domain as client Enterprise-class deployment, scalability & high availability: Brings powerful VI3 and backend data center server capabilities to the desktop Deploy desktops in minutes instead of weeks through automated desktop provisioning Simplify backups and DR with centralized desktops that can leverage shared storage No single point of failure: fully synchronized connection mgmt servers and support for industry standard server load balancing Tighter integration with VI3 – the leading virtualization platform: Familiar VI3 look and feel for consistent administration across desktops and servers in the data center Third party extensibility Built by the leader in virtualization software (VMware)
  • The three products work together to provide automated IT Service Delivery capability across development, test and production environments. All three constituents – VI Admins, Dev/Test users and application owners – benefit from the range of capabilities the combination of products include. VI administrator will be the champion for and benefit from all three solutions! Lifecycle Manager does two things: Establish a standardized service catalogue and the associated deployment policies. What does that mean? VI admin can set up a menu of options that users can choose from. Options can be the size of the VM – how many CPU, how much memory, what properties – what degree of protection – HA turned on, DR turned on? For each of these options, admins can set prices. This ensures that all VMs created will conform to few trackable, standardized configuration. Lifecycle Manager also allows to establish deployment policies associated with this service catalogue. Where should VMs of certain kind be deployed. Based on these rules, LCM automatically triggers events in VirtualCenter – creates and places the VM. Providing a consistent approval mechanism for VMs Integrating with 3rd party tools and VirtualCenter VMware Lab Manager addresses the issues of server sprawl and provisioning overhead by automating the setup, capture, storage and sharing of complex multi-VM configurations, using a shared pool of server, storage and networking equipment. The first primary feature that drives Lab Manager’s benefits is the self-service provisioning portal, which enables on-demand provisioning of complete multi-tier environments in just minutes. From a user standpoint this eliminates the delays associated with the typical provisioning backlog, and ultimately enable users to accelerate project completion. Lab Manager has a great, easy-to-use UI that makes it simple for users to access what they need. For the VI admin, this means freedom from boring, time-consuming rote provisioning tasks and the ability to work on more value-added or revenue-generating projects. The second primary feature that drives Lab Manager benefits is the image library management capabilities, specifically the ability to manage multi-tier environments as a single unit With Lab Manager, the IT staff can set up a single “gold master” of each commonly used configuration, and then place them in the library for user by application developers, QA engineers and others. For these users, the benefit is that they are ensured a pristine, clean copy of their target environment EVERY TIME, while for the IT admin it means the ability to drastically reduce the amount of servers and even VMs required to support users.

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  • 1. ?
  • 2. ?
  • 3. VMware Overview VI3 and your choice: VMware ESX and ESXi 3.5 David Hanacek, Marek Brazina Systems Engineers, VMware
  • 4. Agenda VMware – what a story! VMware ESX and ESXi
  • 5. Without VMware
    • All require same power
    • All emit same heat
    • All require physical space
    • Setup, (re-)configuration
    • Maintenance, support…
  • 6. With VMware
    • Flexibility
    • Rapid provisioning
    • Disaster Recovery
    • High Availability
    • Automation
    • Systems Management integration
    • Adaptive Datacenter
  • 7. Key features of VMware virtualization Hardware Independence Run a virtual machine on any server without modification Partitioning Run multiple virtual machines simultaneously on a single physical server Isolation Each virtual machine is isolated from other virtual machines on the same server Encapsulation Virtual machines encapsulate entire systems (hardware configuration, operating system, apps) in files ………… . .. …… ………… . .. …… ………… . .. ……
  • 8. VMware: Who We Are
    • Founded 1998, IPO August 2007
    • 100,000+ customers worldwide
      • All sizes and industries; 100% of Fortune 100
    • Vision: transform computing through virtualization
    • Products: reliable, award-winning, most-deployed
    • Headquarters in Palo Alto, CA, with 40+ offices worldwide
    World’s leading provider of virtualization solutions
  • 9. VMware Won Over 30 Awards in 2007 & Released 14 New Products Most Reliable: VMware ESX (#2: IBM Mainframe) Best Breakout Technology: VMware Easiest to Use/Manage: VMware Workstation Biggest "Wow" in an IT Product: VMware Fusion VMware = Reliability and Innovation
  • 10. Virtualization: Industry-Standard Way of Computing Hypervisor Virtual Infrastructure Management & Automation Hypervisor Virtual Infrastructure Hypervisor Test & Development Early Adoption Mainstreaming Standardization Server Consolidation Infrastructure Management High Availability 3 rd generation 2007- 2010 2 nd generation 2003 - 2006 1 st generation 1998 – 2002
  • 11. The Current VMware Infrastructure Stack Desktop Management Resource Mgt Availability Mobility Security Capacity Optimization Business Continuity IT Service Delivery
    • Partition a single server reliably and securely into multiple virtual machines
    • Aggregate entire farms of systems, storage and network into a shared resource pools
    • Automate end-to-end IT processes from the desktop to the datacenter
    Hypervisor
  • 12. Agenda VMware – what a story! VMware ESX and ESXi
  • 13. Live Migration Of Virtual Machines with VMotion
    • Customer Impact
      • Zero downtime
      • Continuous service availability
      • Complete transaction integrity
      • Supported on Fibre Channel and iSCSI SAN and NAS
  • 14. Websphere Exchange File/Print Business Unit Resources on Demand Interconnect Pool CPU Pool Memory Pool Storage Pool APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS Virtual Infrastructure
  • 15. Websphere Exchange File/Print Highly Available Interconnect Pool CPU Pool Memory Pool Storage Pool APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS APP OS Virtual Infrastructure
  • 16. The Current VMware Infrastructure Stack Resource Mgt Availability Mobility Security Capacity Optimization Business Continuity IT Service Delivery Desktop Management Hypervisor VMware ESXi 3.5 VMware ESX 3.5 VMFS, vSMP
  • 17. ESX: The Only Production Proven Hypervisor Copyright © 2006 VMware, Inc. All rights reserved. Large financial services customer: 1255 days continuous uptime and counting
  • 18. What is VMware ESXi?
    • Thin architecture
      • Unparalleled security and reliability
        • Compact 32MB footprint
        • Only OS-independent design focused on virtualization
    • Integrated in server systems
      • Easiest way to deploy and manage virtualization
        • Hardware is certified and ready-to-run
        • Intuitive start up experience that dramatically reduces deployment time
        • Optimized for central management
    Next generation, thin hypervisor integrated in server systems
  • 19. Requirements for Hardware Integration
      • Hardware-like security, reliability (MTBF), and manageability
      • Infrequent reconfiguration and little state information
      • Small footprint and minimal interfaces
      • Standards-based protocols for central management
    API Hardware Mgmt VM Mgmt
  • 20. Industry is Designing for Virtualization
      • VMware ESXi built into server hardware
      • Virtualization optimized server designs:
        • Multi-core
        • Large memory configurations
        • Multiple NICs
        • Diskless servers
      • Virtualization support in processors and chipset
        • VT, AMD-V
        • NPT, EPT
  • 21. Traditional ESX Server VMkernel HAL and Device Drivers Resource Management Networking Storage RHEL3-based Service Console Helpers VMM Agent Agent … VMM Disk Footprint: 2 GB 32 MB RPM VMM Disk Footprint: Percent of Patches >50% 98% 2%
  • 22. ESX Server 3i: Thin Virtualization ! VMkernel Resource Management Networking Storage RHEL3-based Service Console VMM Agent Agent … VMM RPM VMM Helpers HAL and Device Drivers Disk Footprint: 2 GB 32 MB Disk Footprint: Percent of Patches >50% 98% 2%
  • 23. Architectural Benefits
      • Unmatched security and reliability
        • OS independence means minimal interfaces and a small attack profile
        • Locked down, menu-driven interface prevents users from running arbitrary code
      • Simplified management
        • No special operating system knowledge required (e.g. Linux)
        • No user accounts or passwords to create and maintain
        • No OS security hardening, antivirus, or backup effort required
        • Integrated, standards-based CIM providers for hardware management
      • Fully featured and high performing
        • VMware ESXi supports all the functionality of VMware Infrastructure 3
  • 24. Management without the Service Console VMware ESXi continues trend of migrating management functionality from the Service Console to remote management tools VMware ESX users today use the Service Console for… VMware ESXi users will use… Command line management or executing custom scripts (e.g. for new server deployment or patches) Remote Command Line Interface (Remote CLI) Running hardware agents for performance and health monitoring Industry standard monitoring protocols; e.g., agent-less management via CIM Running other 3 rd party agents ISV solutions that leverage standard interfaces, the VI API, and VMware Consolidated Backup
  • 25. VCB and Backup
      • VMware Consolidated Backup (VCB) interface
      • Move backup out of the virtual machine
      • Eliminate backup traffic on the local area network
      • Integrated with major 3rd-party backup products
    Backup Mount Snap Snap Snap Storage ESX Server 3i Backup Server
  • 26. Deployment of VMware ESXi
      • Many users today use Service Console scripts for installation and configuration of ESX Server hosts
      • With VMware ESXi
        • No installation required – hardware integrated, ready-to-run
        • Configuration automation – detection, discovery, and good defaults
        • Remote CLI for additional configuration / customization
  • 27. Patching and Upgrading of VMware ESXi
      • Patching Today with VMware ESX
        • Patches are fine-grained
        • Users employ ‘esx-update’ to install ESX Server patches
      • With VMware ESXi
        • Patch consists of whole image replacement
        • Patch can applied via Remote CLI or through Update Utility
        • Back out of patches with a “dual bank” approach
  • 28. VMware ESXi – Exec Summary Partitions servers to create the most robust foundation for a dynamic, automated data center What does it do? Supports all the VMware Infrastructure 3 features and benefits How do you use it?
      • All the sophistication of VMware ESX and VI3 for the virtual infrastructure power user
      • Simple and intuitive start-up experience for the new virtualization user
    Who can use it?
      • Next generation, thin architecture provides improved security, reliability, and simplified management
      • Server integration provides rapid installation, configuration, and deployment
    What is unique? Next generation, thin hypervisor integrated in server hardware What is it?
  • 29. The Current VMware Infrastructure Stack Resource Mgt Availability Mobility Security Capacity Optimization Business Continuity
    • VMSafe
    • Update Manager
    • Storage VMotion
    • VMotion
    IT Service Delivery Desktop Management
    • DRS
    • HA
    • VCB
    Hypervisor
  • 30. The Current VMware Infrastructure Stack Resource Mgt Availability Mobility Security Capacity Optimization Business Continuity IT Service Delivery Desktop Management Hypervisor
    • Lab Manager
    • Stage Manager
    • Lifecycle Manager
    • VDI /VDM
    • ACE
    • Thinstall
    • VirtualCenter
    • Capacity Planner
    • Converter
    • Site Recovery Manager
  • 31. VDI – Virtual Desktop Manager (VDM)
          • Enterprise-class, scalable connection broker
          • Central administration and policy enforcement
          • Automatic desktop provisioning with optional “smart pooling”
          • Desktop persistence and secure tunneling options
          • Microsoft AD integration and optional 2-factor authentication via RSA SecurID ®
          • End-to-end enterprise-class desktop control and manageability
          • Familiar end user experience
          • Tightly integrated with VMware’s proven virtualization platform (VI3)
          • Scalability, security and availability suitable for organizations of all sizes
    Centralized Virtual Desktops VMware VDM Clients
  • 32. VMware VDI - Demo
          • Demo
  • 33. IT Service Delivery – VMware Solutions VI Admins Dev Eng, QA Application Owners Stage Manager Lifecycle Manager Lab Manager Rapid provisioning of multi-tier transient user environments Tracking and control VM lifecycle with consistent approval mechanisms Transition an IT service through integration and staging in to production
  • 34. HVALA! Questions?