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Cisco UCS

  1. 1. Cisco Unified Computing<br />Erik Bussink<br />Senior Virtualization Specialist<br />17/02/2011<br />
  2. 2. Agenda<br />Cisco Unified Computing System<br />How we got here ?<br />UCS Introduction<br />UCS Components<br />Service Profile<br />Use Cases<br />Demo<br />
  3. 3. Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server Deployment: Rackmounts<br />First generation<br />Rack-optimized <br />Top of Rack or End of Row switches <br />Cables<br />Benefits<br />Space utilization<br />Highly flexible<br />Weakness<br />Cabling<br />Serviceability<br />Power efficiency<br />Rack<br />Rack<br />
  4. 4. Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server Deployment: Blades<br />Second generation<br /><ul><li>Blade servers
  5. 5. Integrated switches
  6. 6. Fixed backplane </li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Space utilization
  7. 7. Cable aggregation
  8. 8. Power efficient</li></ul>Weakness<br /><ul><li>I/O flexibility
  9. 9. Management Aggregation
  10. 10. Large chassis needed to amortize switch/mgmt costs</li></ul>Rack<br />Rack<br />
  11. 11. Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Management<br />Management<br />Management<br />Management<br />Server Deployment Management<br />Chassis Management<br /><ul><li>New management layer</li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Consistency in chassis
  12. 12. Shared chassis infrastructure monitoring </li></ul>Weakness<br /><ul><li>Additional mgmt overhead
  13. 13. Additional cost overhead
  14. 14. Need chassis aggregation management
  15. 15. Artificial aggregation point</li></li></ul><li>Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Server<br />Management<br />Management<br />Management<br />Management<br />Server Deployment: Applications<br />Application Deployment<br /><ul><li>Single application per OS</li></ul>Benefits<br /><ul><li>Isolation
  16. 16. Flexibility
  17. 17. Simplicity</li></ul>Weakness<br /><ul><li>Low utilization
  18. 18. Power & Cooling
  19. 19. Server sprawl</li></li></ul><li>Management<br />Management<br />Server Deployment<br />Software Switch<br />Software Switch<br />Software Switch<br />
  20. 20. Software Switch<br />Software Switch<br />Software Switch<br />Management<br />Management<br />Management<br />Management<br />Server Deployment Virtualization <br />Infrastructure<br /><ul><li>Servers & Switches
  21. 21. Physical & Virtual</li></ul>Challenges<br /><ul><li>Many points of management
  22. 22. Consistent policies
  23. 23. Diagnostics
  24. 24. Training
  25. 25. Security</li></li></ul><li>Mgmt Server<br />Management<br />Management<br />Server Deployment Today<br />Over the past 10 years<br /><ul><li>An evolution of size, not system
  26. 26. More servers & switches than ever
  27. 27. More switches per server
  28. 28. Management applied, not integrated</li></ul>Result<br /><ul><li>More points of management
  29. 29. More difficult to maintain policy coherence
  30. 30. More difficult to secure
  31. 31. More difficult to scale</li></li></ul><li>Mgmt Server<br />Mgmt Server<br />Mgmt Server<br />Cisco Unified Computing System<br />Embed management<br />Unify fabrics<br />Optimize virtualization<br />Remove unnecessary <br />switches,<br />adapters,<br />management modules<br />Less than 1/3rd infrastructure<br />
  32. 32. Mgmt Server<br />Cisco Unified Computing System<br />A single system that encompasses:<br /><ul><li>Network: Unified fabric
  33. 33. Compute: Industry standard x86
  34. 34. Storage: Access options
  35. 35. Virtualization optimized</li></ul>Unified management model<br /><ul><li>Dynamic resource provisioning</li></ul>Efficient Scale<br /><ul><li>Cisco network scale & services
  36. 36. Fewer servers with more memory</li></ul>Lower cost<br /><ul><li>Fewer servers, switches, adapters, cables
  37. 37. Lower power consumption
  38. 38. Fewer points of management</li></li></ul><li>Building Blocks<br />
  39. 39. Overall System (Rear)<br />Converged Network<br />Uplinks<br /><ul><li>Uplink: 8x 10Gb
  40. 40. Oversubscription 1:1
  41. 41. Uplink: 2x 10Gb
  42. 42. Oversubscription 1:8
  43. 43. Uplink: 4x 10Gb
  44. 44. Oversubscription 1:2</li></li></ul><li>MGMT<br />SAN<br />SAN<br />LAN<br />System Components<br />Fabric Interconnect<br />(40 or 20 10GE ports) + (2 or 1 GEM slots)<br />Chassis<br />Upto 8 half width blades or 4 full width blades<br />Fabric Extender<br />Host to uplink traffic engineering<br />Up to 80Gb Flexible bandwidth allocation<br />Compute Blade<br />Adapter<br />Virtualized adapter for single OS and hypervisor systems<br />Fabric<br />Interconnect<br />FabricInterconnect<br />S<br />S<br />G<br />G<br />G<br />G<br />A<br />A<br />G<br />G<br />G<br />G<br />G<br />G<br />Compute Chassis<br />Fabric<br />Extender<br />Fabric<br />Extender<br />I<br />I<br />C<br />C<br />R<br />R<br />x8<br />x8<br />x8<br />x8<br />Compute Blade<br />(Half slot)<br />Compute Blade<br />(Full slot)<br />Adapter<br />Adapter<br />Adapter<br />P<br />M<br />P<br />B<br />B<br />x86 Computer<br />x86 Computer<br />X<br />X<br />X<br />X<br />X<br />X<br />
  45. 45. UCS Fabric Interconnect Portfolio<br />UCS 6100 Family<br />40-Port Fabric Interconnect<br /><ul><li>40 fixed ports 10GE/FCoE, fixed
  46. 46. 2 Expansion Modules</li></ul>20-Port Fabric Interconnect<br /><ul><li>20 fixed ports 10GE/FCoE, fixed
  47. 47. 1 Expansion Module</li></ul>ExpansionModules<br />Ethernet <br /><ul><li>6 Ports 10GE/FCoE</li></ul>FC + Ethernet <br /><ul><li>4 Ports 10GbE/FCoE
  48. 48. 4 Ports 1/2/4G FC</li></ul>Fibre Channel <br /><ul><li>8 Ports 1/2/4G FC</li></ul>Fibre Channel <br /><ul><li>6Ports 1/2/4/8GFC</li></li></ul><li>UCS 5108 Blade Chassis<br />Chassis<br />Up to 8 half slot blades<br />Up to 4 full slot blades <br />4x power supplies, N+N grid redundant<br />8x fans included<br />2x UCS 2104 Fabric Extender<br />All items hot-pluggable<br />Up to 40 chassis per UCS system<br />
  49. 49. B-Series Family Comparison<br />UCS B230 M1 Compact -Performance Blade Server<br />UCS B200 M2 <br />General Purpose<br />Blade Server<br />UCS B440 M1 High-Performance Blade Server<br />UCS B250 M2<br />Extended Memory Blade Server <br />Compute & memory-intensive server for enterprise-critical workloads<br />Memory-intensive server for virtualized and large-data-set workloads<br />Compute & memory-intensive server for enterprise-critical workloads<br />High-density server with balanced compute performance and I/O flexibility<br />
  50. 50. Three Pronged Adapter Strategy<br />Cost<br />Compatibility<br />Virtualization<br />Existing Driver Stacks<br />“Free” SAN Access for Any Ethernet Equipped Host<br />Virtual Machine Aware: Virtualization and Consolidation “Palo”<br />Converged network adapters (CNA)<br />Ability to mix and match adapter types within a system<br />Automatic discovery of component types<br />
  51. 51. C-Series Product Details<br />Cisco’s Unified Computing System C-Series Rack-Mount servers now address the vast majority of data center compute requirements <br />UCS C200 M2 <br />High-Density Rack-Mount Server<br />UCS C210 M2<br />General-Purpose Rack-Mount Server <br />UCS C250 M2 Extended Memory Rack-Mount Server <br />UCS C460 M1 High-Performance Rack-Mount Server <br />High-density server with balanced compute performance and I/O flexibility<br />General-purpose server for workloads requiring economical, high-capacity, internal storage<br />High-performance, memory-intensive server for virtualized and large-data-set workloads<br />Compute & memory-intensive server for enterprise critical workloads<br />
  52. 52. Unified Computing System Manager<br />Embedded device manager for family of UCS components<br />Enables stateless computing via Service Profiles<br />Efficient scale: Same effort for 1 to 320 blades<br />APIs for integration with new and existing data center infrastructure<br />
  53. 53. Service Profiles<br />A service profile is a logical representation of a server that specifies its:<br /><ul><li>Identity—UUID, MAC, WWN, etc.
  54. 54. Configuration—Server Requirements, Boot Order, Firmware, etc.
  55. 55. Connectivity—VLAN, VSAN, QoS, etc.</li></ul>ServiceProfile<br />Physical Resources<br />ServiceProfileTemplate<br />Policies<br />Logical Resources<br />
  56. 56. Service Profile Components<br />
  57. 57. Server Mobility with Service Profiles <br />Compute Node A is being upgraded.<br />Service Profile<br />Service Profile can be manually migrated to Compute Node B.<br />
  58. 58. Logical Server Mobility<br />Time A<br />Identity<br />LAN/SAN Configuration<br />Service Profile: WebServerA<br />Time B<br />
  59. 59. Use Cases<br /><ul><li>Server Deployment
  60. 60. Server Upgrades:
  61. 61. Within a single Cisco UCS system
  62. 62. Across Cisco UCS systems
  63. 63. Dynamic Server Provisioning
  64. 64. High Availability
  65. 65. Disaster Recovery</li></li></ul><li>Server Availability<br />Today’s deployment:<br /><ul><li>Provisioned for peak capacity
  66. 66. Spare node per workload</li></ul>Web<br />VMware<br />Oracle<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br />Burst capacity<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br />HA spare<br />Web<br />VMware<br />Oracle<br />With server profiles:<br /><ul><li>Resources provisioned as needed
  67. 67. Same availability withfewer spares</li></ul> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br /> Blade<br />Virtual Interface Card<br />Service Profiles<br />Cisco UCS enablers:<br />
  68. 68. Demo<br />
  69. 69. Questions<br />