Controlling
Virtual Server Sprawl
Luigi Tiano – Luc Laforest
CT Consultants Inc. & HP
February 23, 2010
VMware Server
Mana...
Business outcomes
HP Software BTO portfolio
Project & Portfolio
Management
Center
CIO Office
CTO Office
SOA
Center
SAP, Or...
The promise of virtualization
Transform IT into an efficient and
adaptive service provider
Rigid  Siloed
Manually assembl...
Virtual
Server
Admins
Network
Admins
Operation
Center
Storage
Admins
Desktop
Admins
Physical Server
Admins
(VMWare,
Xen, M...
Virtual
Server
Admins
Network
Admins
Operation
Center
Storage
Admins
Desktop
Admins
Physical Server
Admins
(VMWare,
Xen, M...
Turning promise into reality
From siloed virtualization
management
To seamless, heterogeneous
service management
Lack of v...
Reduce Operational
Cost and Risk with
HP Server
Automation
The complexity beneath the surface
Network
Storage
Servers
What must work
behind the scenes…
What the users see
99%
85%
99%
99%
20 minutes
2 weeks
2 days
1 incident
per week
HP Server Automation: delivering
unparalleled increases in e...
HP Server
Automation
Capabilities
Patching and
provisioning
Application release
management
Compliance
management
HP Server Automation
• Establish and enforc...
Manage virtual
sprawl
Standardize
HP Server Automation
• Manage servers consistently regardless of geographic location
• E...
Controlling virtual sprawl
Baseline
• Understand physical and virtual environments
• Map dependencies between apps, server...
Common use cases:
Baseline,
Patching and
Provisioning
15 30 January 2015
Establish a baseline
View servers, software and storage
View servers by
name, operating
system or IP
ad...
16 30 January 2015
Establish a baseline of virtual servers
VMware
View by OS:
Vmware and Solaris
Zones
Establish a baseline: storage
17 1/30/2015
View the capacity
and free space of
my storage to make
sure I have enough
free ...
18 30 January 2015
Patching
Establish and enforce patch policies by OS
Search
patch
policies by
OS
Drill down
into patch
d...
19 30 January 2015
Provisioning: Bare metal provisioning
Select the OS
sequence
The key
steps in
the
process
Assign the
se...
20 30 January 2015
Provisioning virtual machines
Virtual and physical from a single pane of glass
Establish
the virtual
ma...
Controlling Virtual
Sprawl
Virtualization automation
Key CapabilitiesKey Capabilities
 Lifecycle automation for
VMware ESX
− ESX hypervisor
provisio...
Key CapabilitiesKey Capabilities
 Lifecycle automation for
VMware ESX and Solaris 10
containers
− ESX hypervisor
provisio...
Key CapabilitiesKey Capabilities
 Lifecycle automation for
VMware ESX and Solaris 10
containers
− ESX hypervisor
provisio...
The Challenge
HP Solution
Use case: virtual server lifecycle
automation
 Can’t manage virtualized
environment end to end
...
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Control Virtual Server Sprawl with HP Software

  1. 1. Controlling Virtual Server Sprawl Luigi Tiano – Luc Laforest CT Consultants Inc. & HP February 23, 2010 VMware Server Management with HP Software
  2. 2. Business outcomes HP Software BTO portfolio Project & Portfolio Management Center CIO Office CTO Office SOA Center SAP, Oracle, SOA, J2EE, .Net Quality Center Performance Center Application Security Center Application lifecycle Business service management IT service management Business Availability Center Operations Center Network Management Center Service Management Center Client Automation Center Data Center Automation Center Business service automation Universal CMDB Operations Orchestration HP Software Virtualization Management Solutions STRATEGY APPLICATIONS OPERATIONS
  3. 3. The promise of virtualization Transform IT into an efficient and adaptive service provider Rigid  Siloed Manually assembled services Dynamic  Shared Transparently assembled services
  4. 4. Virtual Server Admins Network Admins Operation Center Storage Admins Desktop Admins Physical Server Admins (VMWare, Xen, MS) (HP, SUN, IBM, Win) Spiraling service complexity, changes Virtual stack explosion 1 Virtualization is not living up to its full promise IP Network Data Center 2 Remote OfficesData Center 1 • • • Splintered visibility, tribal knowledge Point tool sprawl 2 No policies, standardization More downtime, longer MTTR 3 Management is the biggest obstacle Ineffective, siloed management
  5. 5. Virtual Server Admins Network Admins Operation Center Storage Admins Desktop Admins Physical Server Admins (VMWare, Xen, MS) (HP, SUN, IBM, Win) Spiraling service complexity, changes Virtual stack explosion 1 Virtualization is not living up to its full promise IP Network Data Center 2 Remote OfficesData Center 1 • • • Splintered visibility, tribal knowledge Point tool sprawl 2 No policies, standardization More downtime, longer MTTR 3 Management is the biggest obstacle Ineffective, siloed management Results: 70%+ IT costs are labor 30-50% storage underutilization • Uncontrollable VM sprawl • Lack end-to-end service monitoring • Storage over-provisioning from lack of utilization visibility • Lack controls, security enforcement • Risk tradeoff for production apps
  6. 6. Turning promise into reality From siloed virtualization management To seamless, heterogeneous service management Lack of visibility across virtual and physical infrastructures Consolidated service view of physical and virtual resources Tribal management toolsets for each virtualization technology Common management of all physical and virtual resources Disconnected management processes and tasks Automated service management across physical and virtual domains Lack enforceable security and compliance policies Global compliance visibility and enforcement Unifying management of your hybrid virtualized environment MOVE
  7. 7. Reduce Operational Cost and Risk with HP Server Automation
  8. 8. The complexity beneath the surface Network Storage Servers What must work behind the scenes… What the users see
  9. 9. 99% 85% 99% 99% 20 minutes 2 weeks 2 days 1 incident per week HP Server Automation: delivering unparalleled increases in efficiency Task Before HP server automation Customer Implement software change on 2600 servers Provision & configure 600 Windows servers Automate compliance of 800 servers 2 weeks 3-4 months 32 weeks Automatic health- check of servers 80+ sev1 incidents/week After HP server automation
  10. 10. HP Server Automation Capabilities
  11. 11. Patching and provisioning Application release management Compliance management HP Server Automation • Establish and enforce compliance policies and “gold” standard configurations • Identify risks and remediate in seconds • Receive ongoing information about risks via HP Essentials Network Cut costs and risk by automating manual tasks • Visualize relationships and dependencies between applications and servers, network and storage • Eliminate manual handoffs and establish and enforce policies of who can do what at each step of the process • Establish a baseline • Identify patch levels and create patch policies • Bare metal provisioning of thousands of servers in minutes • Provision physical or virtual servers from a single pane of glass
  12. 12. Manage virtual sprawl Standardize HP Server Automation • Manage servers consistently regardless of geographic location • Establish and enforce consistent configuration policies • Establish and enforce access policies: who can do what to which server or group of servers Cut costs and risk by automating manual tasks • Identify relationships and dependencies between physical and virtual servers • Discover, create and control virtual machines • Manage physical and virtual servers consistently
  13. 13. Controlling virtual sprawl Baseline • Understand physical and virtual environments • Map dependencies between apps, servers, network devices and storage Heterogeneous support • Single management solution across heterogeneous virtualization platforms • Seamless management across physical and virtual servers Create and secure • Complete virtualization hypervisor and virtual machine lifecycle – provision, update, start, stop, end of life: VMware and Solaris zones • Establish policies for who can do what to which servers How HP server automation can help
  14. 14. Common use cases: Baseline, Patching and Provisioning
  15. 15. 15 30 January 2015 Establish a baseline View servers, software and storage View servers by name, operating system or IP address View servers, software and storage
  16. 16. 16 30 January 2015 Establish a baseline of virtual servers VMware View by OS: Vmware and Solaris Zones
  17. 17. Establish a baseline: storage 17 1/30/2015 View the capacity and free space of my storage to make sure I have enough free space for my service Understand if you have enough storage for your planned needs View unmounted volumes to see if storage requested has been provisioned or if you have storage you don’t need
  18. 18. 18 30 January 2015 Patching Establish and enforce patch policies by OS Search patch policies by OS Drill down into patch details
  19. 19. 19 30 January 2015 Provisioning: Bare metal provisioning Select the OS sequence The key steps in the process Assign the server to the right server groups and automatically apply the right policies
  20. 20. 20 30 January 2015 Provisioning virtual machines Virtual and physical from a single pane of glass Establish the virtual machines properties from SA Configure the network and data store Check the progress of the job without leaving SA
  21. 21. Controlling Virtual Sprawl
  22. 22. Virtualization automation Key CapabilitiesKey Capabilities  Lifecycle automation for VMware ESX − ESX hypervisor provisioning − Create, modify, delete Virtual Machines − Power On, Power Off, Suspend, and Reset ESX VMs  Audit VMware  Trend reporting
  23. 23. Key CapabilitiesKey Capabilities  Lifecycle automation for VMware ESX and Solaris 10 containers − ESX hypervisor provisioning − Create, modify, delete Virtual Machines − Power On, Power Off, Suspend, and Reset ESX VMs  Audit VMware and Solaris 10 Containers  Trend reporting Expanded virtualization support Virtualization automation
  24. 24. Key CapabilitiesKey Capabilities  Lifecycle automation for VMware ESX and Solaris 10 containers − ESX hypervisor provisioning − Create, modify, delete Virtual Machines − Power On, Power Off, Suspend, and Reset ESX VMs  Audit VMware and Solaris 10 Containers  Trend reporting Expanded virtualization support Virtualization automation
  25. 25. The Challenge HP Solution Use case: virtual server lifecycle automation  Can’t manage virtualized environment end to end using the console used to manage traditional servers  Create virtual servers, allocate resources  Provision, patch, maintain compliance  Control: Start, stop, suspend, remove  Audit vm configurations
  26. 26. Thank you

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