Best Practices for Scaling Desktop Virtualization with Cisco UCS
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Best Practices for Scaling Desktop Virtualization with Cisco UCS Best Practices for Scaling Desktop Virtualization with Cisco UCS Presentation Transcript

  • Arnaud BASSALERCSE Datacenter & Virtualization EMEAR© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 1
  • Business User CIO Data Center Systems Manager Engineer ―I’m on the road half the ―To remain ―Preventing data loss is ―I want to simplify our year and always getting competitive, our one of my top priorities. technology support and new devices. How can I employees have to be Business data stored on speed up our maintain a dependable agile and so does their users’ computing provisioning capabilities‖ connection to my technology. I need to devices represents a big desktop and keep my upgrade the OS and risk.‖ data safe and applications for 15,000 applications secure?‖ devices as well as reduce IT capital and operating expense‖© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 2
  • Next Generation UCS Servers Will Continue to Employ These Differentiated Features and Set New Standards for Performance and Value in the X86 Server Industry Virtual Industry- UCS Unified Extended Interface Leading Manager Fabric Memory Card Density Next Generation UCS Servers Enhance the Differentiation Along the Same Vectors© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 3
  • Virtual Desktop Scalability and Performance• 186 Desktops on B200 M3** – Knowledge Worker Profile – 384 G memory, Dual Xeon E5-2690/8-Core CPU• 175 Desktops on B230 M2* – Knowledge Worker Profile – 384 G memory, Dual E7-2870/10-Core CPU• VMware Report: http://bit.ly/Ot9YnJ Industry-Leading Density* Principle Technologies Brief** Principle Technologies Brief on 2-Socket Servers© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 4
  • Blade14 Server Server Desktop Per Per Per Domain CPU Memory Configuration Blade Chassis 20 Chassis B200-M1 Xeon 5570 2.93 GHz 48 GB WinXP 512 MB 128 1,024 20,480 B200-M1 Xeon 5570 2.93 GHz 96 GB WinXP 512 MB 160 1,280 25,600 B200-M1 Xeon 5570 2.93 GHz 96 GB WinXP 1024 MB 150 1,200 24,000 B200-M2 Xeon 5680 3.33 GHz 192 GB Win7-32 1.5 GB 110 880 17,600 B230-M2 Xeon E7-2870 2.40 GHz 384 GB Win7-64 2.0 GB 175 1,400 28,000 B200-M3 Xeon E5-2690 2.90 GHz 384 GB Win7-64 1.5 GB 184 1,472 29,440© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 5
  • © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 6
  • • Storage (in and outbound) UCS Chassis 20 IOPS per desktop at 4K Bytes EA 671 Kbps EA (assume 1 Mbps) APP APP APP APP 1 Gbps for 1000 HVDs in UCS blade chassis Assume 1 Mbps per HVD AppVirt AppVirt AppVirt AppVirt• Network Display (mostly outbound) HVD-1 HVD-1000 Assume 1 Mbps per desktop Hypervisor 1 Gbps for 1000 HVDs in UCS blade chassis• Desktop Protocols (mostly inbound) Server Estimate 8 Mbps which opens 25MB in 25 seconds and handles BIOS (UCS Service Profile) streaming and interactive video 8 Gbps for 1000 HVDs in UCS blade chassis Network (LAN/SAN)• Total 10 Mbps per HVD for storage, display, and desktop protocols 10 Gbps for 1000 HVDs in UCS blade chassis © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7
  • • Client – 1 user • Broker – Up to 1000 • Branch Switch – Up to 250 • UCS Blade – Up to 186 • Building or WAN – 2 to 1,000 • UCS Chassis – Up to 1,472 • SLB – 2,000 to 20,000 • Storage – 1 to 10,000 Client LAN WAE WAN WAE ACE Broker UCS Storage© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8
  • Server • QoS controls for tuning Storage & Blade VM VM Pool Platinum VM VM VM Silver Pool VM VM Bronze Pool Network flows—Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, best effort, FC QoS Classes • Multi-cast optimizations Hypervisor • Bandwidth controls • Lossless Ethernet—drop/no drop Cisco VIC • Burst size controls FEX 2200 Platinum Pool 50% Bandwidth Lossless Ethernet NFS Max burst 64K FI 6200 Silver Pool 30% Bandwidth FC with max burst 32k Bronze Pool 20% Bandwidth FC with max burst of 16K© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10
  • © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11
  • LAN SAN Desktop Profile 1 120 Knowledge | HVD Win 7 B200 M3 192GBCisco UCS LAN Connectivity SAN ConnectivtyManager Boot Order Desktop Profile 2 140 Task | XenApp CRM B200 M2 48GB LAN Connectivity SAN Connectivity Chassis-1/Blade-2 Chassis-8/Blade-4 Boot Order Profile 1 Profile 2 UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5b… UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5d… MAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FC MAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FF Desktop Profile 3 WWN: 5080020000075740 WWN: 5080020000075742 Boot Order: SAN, PXE Boot Order: SAN 100 Power | HVD Win 7 B230 M2 384GB LAN Connectivity Profile 3 UUID: 56 4d cd 3f 59 5f… SAN Connectivity MAC: 08:00:69:02:01:FB Boot Order WWN: 5080020000075744 Boot Order: PXE, SAN • Separate firmware, addresses, and parameter settings • Physical servers become interchangeable hardware components • Service profile templates allow rapid provisioning of new virtual desktops © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 12
  • Desktop Density and Scalability Great virtual desktop density with linear performance scalability Rapid Provisioning of Desktops Service profile templates for rapid provisioning of desktop pools Networking Visibility and Security to the Desktops Nexus 1000V with VSG and VM-FEX provide VM level controls Tier-0 Storage on Server IOPS and storage optimizations Application Performance Optimizations VM-FEX delivering deterministic performance Prioritization of Desktop Pools / Workloads UCS QoS and bandwidth controls deliver prioritization to desktop pools© 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 13
  • Cisco Validated Designs for186 desktops on B200M3 with Desktop VirtualizationVMware View 5 Desktop Virtualization QoS & Manageability ▲ http://bit.ly/J3n9uk More on Cisco.com: • cisco.com/go/vdi ▲ http://bit.ly/Ot9YnJ • cisco.com/go/vdidesigns ▲ http://bit.ly/J3lSn4 © 2010 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 14
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