Dell Active Infrastructure
Simplified Convergence and IT Infrastructure Provisioning
Erwin uit de Bos
EMEA Enterprise Tech...
Dell Solutions Tour
Traditional
Silo's
Converged
Building Blocks
Customer interest in Converged Infrastructure
HyperVisor
...
Dell Solutions Tour
The stages of datacenter transformation
Stage 1:
Server
Virtualization
Consolidation
phase based
aroun...
Dell Active
Infrastructure
The Birth of Dell Active Infrastructure
Project Mercury
Dell Solutions Tour
Active Infrastructure Value Proposition
Accelerates delivering IT services with a workload optimized, ...
Dell Solutions Tour
ASM: Orchestration to Provision and Reclaim Infrastructure
Compute
Resources
Data Storage
Resources
Ne...
Dell Solutions Tour
Active Infrastructure resource pool expansion
Compute
Resources
Data Storage
Resources
Networking
Reso...
Dell Solutions Tour
Active Infrastructure 3rd Party resource pool expansion
Compute
Resources
Data Storage
Resources
Netwo...
Dell Solutions Tour
Application Stack Instance
CPU 2 LAN 2 Disk 2LAN 1 Disk 1CPU 1
Prepare Infrastructure from Pool
Comput...
Dell Solutions Tour
Data Storage
Resources
Networking
Resources
Compute
Resources
Application Stack Instance
CPU 2LAN 2 Di...
Dell Active
Infrastructure
Functionalities
Dell Solutions Tour
ASM Session Workflow
Dell Solutions Tour
Dell Solutions Tour
ASM “Packaging”
• ASM is an appliance in 2 formats:
– OVF for deployment on ESX VMs
– VHD for Deployme...
Dell Solutions Tour
Rich Client Initial Presentation
View Specific ShortcutsPerspectives
Preferences
Perspective Reset
Con...
Dell Solutions Tour
Object Selection and Data Editors
Object Selection Data Editor
Dell Solutions Tour
Resource Adapter View
Editor Tabs
Dell Solutions Tour
Software Repositories View
Dell Solutions Tour
Inventory Perspective
Resource Types View
Resource Instances View
Dell Solutions Tour
Operations Perspective - Resources
• Main purposes is to run operations against Managed equipment
• Pr...
Dell Solutions Tour
Templates Perspective Areas
Template List by
owner/folders
Drag and Drop Area Outline
Data Entry AreaO...
Dell Solutions Tour
Sessions Perspective
• Provides session data in multiple views
Session List
Session Components
Session...
Dell Solutions Tour
Debugging Templates and Orchestrations
• Creating Templates and Orchestrations is
Programmer Work
• De...
Dell Solutions Tour
• Private Cloud • Desktop Virtualisation • Enterprise Applications
Active System 800
Modular Infrastru...
Dell Solutions Tour
Active Infrastructure next steps
Designing an elastic, manageable &
agile IT, which meets evolving
bus...
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Dell efficiency through convergence - Dell Active Infrastructure

  1. 1. Dell Active Infrastructure Simplified Convergence and IT Infrastructure Provisioning Erwin uit de Bos EMEA Enterprise Technologist - ASM
  2. 2. Dell Solutions Tour Traditional Silo's Converged Building Blocks Customer interest in Converged Infrastructure HyperVisor & OpSys StorageNetwork Integrated System Legacy Systems Management Compute Network Storage Compute HyperVisor & OpSys Unifiedand Automated SystemsMgmt Operational Costs Capital Costs €€€€€€ €€€ €€ €€ Converged Infrastructure allows cost benefits while maintaining the same levels of performance and quality for 90+% of all workloads Operational Costs Capital Costs
  3. 3. Dell Solutions Tour The stages of datacenter transformation Stage 1: Server Virtualization Consolidation phase based around cost savings Stage 2: Distributed Virtualization Scale out virtualization for high availability Stage 3: Convergence & Private Cloud Self-service provisioning, automation and charge back Stage 4: Hybrid Cloud Bursting to public cloud on-demand Stage 5: Public Cloud Off premise hosting or out sourcing Source: Phil Dawson “Converge Everything” - Gartner Datacenter 2013
  4. 4. Dell Active Infrastructure
  5. 5. The Birth of Dell Active Infrastructure Project Mercury
  6. 6. Dell Solutions Tour Active Infrastructure Value Proposition Accelerates delivering IT services with a workload optimized, automated, and integrated infrastructure speeding time to value and lowering cost Validated workload solutions that enable reliable, superior application performance Active Solutions Active System Manager Active Systems Automated workload & infrastructure deployment in a single pane of glass that simplifies service delivery Scalable & modular integrated systems that deliver faster time to value Get predictable delivery of Services to your Business Free up your IT Staff - remove repetitive tasks The Building Blocks for Resource Pools Dell Solutions Tour
  7. 7. Dell Solutions Tour ASM: Orchestration to Provision and Reclaim Infrastructure Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Resource Adaptors Workflows Templates Template Store Cloud Resources Community created Templates • Request through Self Service Portal • IT Administrator Action • “Real Time Monitoring” Event • Trend Analysis • Application Generated Event Active SolutionsWorkflow Trigger
  8. 8. Dell Solutions Tour Active Infrastructure resource pool expansion Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Pre integrated Active System Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Expand Compute Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Expand Storage Add On Add On Dell Solutions Tour
  9. 9. Dell Solutions Tour Active Infrastructure 3rd Party resource pool expansion Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Add On Add On Pre integrated Active System Expand Compute Expand Storage Add On Dell Solutions Tour
  10. 10. Dell Solutions Tour Application Stack Instance CPU 2 LAN 2 Disk 2LAN 1 Disk 1CPU 1 Prepare Infrastructure from Pool Compute Resources Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Step 1 Template Workflow Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 VM1-DB VM2-Web VLAN Dell Solutions Tour
  11. 11. Dell Solutions Tour Data Storage Resources Networking Resources Compute Resources Application Stack Instance CPU 2LAN 2 Disk 2 LAN 1Disk 1CPU 1 Return Resources to Pool Step 1 Template Workflow Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5 VM1-DB VM2-Web VLAN Dell Solutions Tour
  12. 12. Dell Active Infrastructure Functionalities
  13. 13. Dell Solutions Tour ASM Session Workflow Dell Solutions Tour
  14. 14. Dell Solutions Tour ASM “Packaging” • ASM is an appliance in 2 formats: – OVF for deployment on ESX VMs – VHD for Deployment of Hyper-V VMs • There is no real installation, just a VM deployment • Once the appliance is deployed, only basic configuration is required – IP address on the Hypervisor Management network – Hostname (/etc/hosts) – NTP Server
  15. 15. Dell Solutions Tour Rich Client Initial Presentation View Specific ShortcutsPerspectives Preferences Perspective Reset Connectivity Status Server IP, Port, Username, Time zone, and Build Version Views
  16. 16. Dell Solutions Tour Object Selection and Data Editors Object Selection Data Editor
  17. 17. Dell Solutions Tour Resource Adapter View Editor Tabs
  18. 18. Dell Solutions Tour Software Repositories View
  19. 19. Dell Solutions Tour Inventory Perspective Resource Types View Resource Instances View
  20. 20. Dell Solutions Tour Operations Perspective - Resources • Main purposes is to run operations against Managed equipment • Provides information about Sessions, Templates and Audit trail
  21. 21. Dell Solutions Tour Templates Perspective Areas Template List by owner/folders Drag and Drop Area Outline Data Entry AreaOrchestration list
  22. 22. Dell Solutions Tour Sessions Perspective • Provides session data in multiple views Session List Session Components Session Outline Orchestration Executions Session Properties
  23. 23. Dell Solutions Tour Debugging Templates and Orchestrations • Creating Templates and Orchestrations is Programmer Work • Dell ASM Application Logs – Applications logs are archived with timestamp on restart of ASM – Resource Adapter Logs – Self Service Portal HTTP Logs – Long list of log files – Script to gather all logs • Debug using iDRAC on target systems
  24. 24. Dell Solutions Tour • Private Cloud • Desktop Virtualisation • Enterprise Applications Active System 800 Modular Infrastructure A platform for large-scale private clouds and mission-critical applications requiring advanced business continuity capabilities and specialized IT skills Storage  1 to 8 Dell Equallogic PS6110  Capacity starts at 21.6TB and can grow to 172.8TB of raw capacity Virtualization  VMware vSphere - Option Compute  2 to 32 Dell PowerEdge M620  scales from 32 to 512 processor cores,  Dell PowerEdge R620 (for unit management)  Microsoft HyperV - Option Active Solution Architectures Networking  2x Dell Force 10 S4810 10/40GbE top of rack switch  Dell Force 10 S55 top of rack switch (management)  2x PowerEdge I/O Aggregator chassis IO module Dell Solutions Tour • Extreme scalability • Mission-critical ready • Enterprise-class storage Converged Management • Dell Active System Manager • Dell Compellent Enterprise Manager • OpenManage Essentials • vCenter or System Center Virtual Machine Manager • Dell Management Plug-in for VMware vCenter • Dell Compellent Plug-in for VMware vCenter
  25. 25. Dell Solutions Tour Active Infrastructure next steps Designing an elastic, manageable & agile IT, which meets evolving business needs Creating an outcome that delivers business value at the right cost Developing a blueprint and assess the options for the IT transformation journey Utilizing best practices to implement and control the transformation journey Facilitating your transformation journey by …… $
  26. 26. Thank you !
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