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Leveraging Virtual I/O to Scale your vSphere Deployment

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    • Virtensys, Inc.
      © Copyright 2005-2011 - Virtensys Proprietary and Confidential
      Leveraging Virtual I/O to Scale your vSphere Deployment
    • Who is Virtensys?
      Company information:
      Founded in 2006
      Headcount total ~55 employees :
      Hardware Engineering/Component Design in Manchester, UK
      Software Engineering/Systems Group in Beaverton, OR
      Company value:
      Patented switching technology acquired through spinout from Xyratex, value of ~$50M
      Including an extensive IP portfolio: 25 patents (half granted/half pending)
      OEM Relationship with NEC Corporation for a “blade” version of the VIO product family, shipping over 170 units per quarter
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    • What’s our focus?
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    • Virtensys’ Focus
      Simplifying the way server administrators provision I/O connectivity to a “standard”rack mount based server making it –
      easy, efficient and affordable
      Turning rack mount servers into “blades”,where the rack become the “blade chassis”
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    • Challenges Facing Today’s IT
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      Cause:
      • Overwhelming complexity
      • Reliance on brittle infrastructure
      Typical Effects:
      • Over 70% of IT budgets just “maintaining” status quo
      • Less than 30% of IT budgets go to innovation and competitive advantage
      Where IT Money Goes
      5%Infrastructure Investment
      23%Application Investment
      42%Infrastructure Maintenance
      30%Application Maintenance
      Business Agility Depends on IT Agility
      Source: VMware Fortune 100 Customers
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    • IT Cost/Efficiency Drivers?
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      Which of these best describes how much time the IT department spends on routine tasks vs. strategic initiatives (i.e. delivering new capabilities that enablebusiness growth)?
      89% of IT Departments spend at least half of their time on“Routine Tasks”
      …and 57% spend over 70%
      Typical tasks include:
      • Physical cabling servers
      • Installing I/O adapters
      • Switch port configuration
      • HBA firmware updates
      N = 300
      Source: VMware / Bredin Business Information, Inc., 12/09
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    • I/O Virtualization (IOV)?
      Physical adapter appears as a virtual adapter:
      NIC ► vNICs
      HBA ►vHBAs
      Disk ►vDisks
      vNICs/vHBAs function as conventional I/O adapters:
      Compatible with existing operating systems, hypervisors, and applications
      Appear as physical cards to the network layer (LAN/SAN)
      I/O Virtualization (IOV) is used to:
      Dramatically improve IT’s server operational agility
      Simplify server management
      Reduce server connectivity/peripheral TCO
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      Create virtual I/Oin servers
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    • Business as usual…
      How is I/O connectivity managed in the typical data center?
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    • Corporate Network
      LAN / WAN/ SAN
      Access Switches
      Typical Traditional Deployment:
      • Multiple I/O adapters / servers
      • Multiple network and storage cables per server
      • Multiple network and storage switches per rack
      • Multiple points of physical & logical management/maintenance
      Traditional Deployment
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    • Raising the bar…
      How will we manage I/O connectivity in the future? Improving and moving beyond “business as usual”…
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    • Corporate Network
      LAN / WAN / SAN
      IOV Appliance
      Virtensys IOV Appliance Deployment Process:
      • Physical traditional I/O adapters are removed
      • A fewer number of high powered interfaces are virtualized within the Virtensys IOV Appliance
      • A simple, low power, low profile PCIe extender card is inserted into the servers
      • A PCI extension cable connects the server to the appliance, allowing you to “Wire Once” for all future 10 GbE & FC ports (provides a typical 4:1 cable consolidation and at least a 2:1 card reduction)
      • Access the Virtensys Management Consoleto create/present hardware-virtualized I/O (vNICs, vHBAs), appear to servers as local PCIe interfaces
      Virtensys: I/O Virtualization – In action
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      Virtualized I/O: Non-disruptive to servers and OS
      Wired once– Provisioned at will
      Virtualize and share I/O adapters across all servers
      Server-native PCIe Links
      Re-provision virtual I/O
      resources across
      servers – on demand
      Utilize existing Ethernet and FC connections
      Corporate Network
      LAN / WAN/ SAN
      IOV Appliance
      Virtual I/O emulates physical adapter – No changes to servers or networks
      Virtensys: I/O Virtualization – In action
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    • VIO-4000 Series Architecture
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      1-16 servers
      Industry standard I/O adapters:
      • Fibre Channel HBA 2/4/8 Gb
      • 10 Gigabit Ethernet
      • SAS/SATA Disk adapters
      • Creates identical Virtualized I/O adapters in servers – no SW driver, server, I/O adapter modification required
      FC HBA
      10 GbE NIC
      SAS/SATA
      Supports Industry standard servers:
      • Up to 16 connections per appliance
      • PCIe cable connect
      • PCIe Gen 2
      Selection of I/O adapters
    • What’s under the hood?
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      Front Panel
      LAN / SAN connectivity:
      4 to 8 ports 10 GbE (SFP+)
      4 ports 8 Gb Fibre Channel
      Supports standard & virtualized O/S’s:
      Windows, Linux, VMware
      Manageability:
      SNMP/CIM/IPMI
      LAN mgmt port
      Top / Inside View
      Redundantfans
      Virtensys VIO proxy engines
      16 server ports
      4 ports 10 GbitEthernet
      4 ports 8Gb Fibre Channel
      RedundantPSU and fans
      Management
      port
      Rear Panel
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    • How do you connect servers to the VIO-4000?
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    • What does a vNIC or vHBA look like?
      Virtensys allows admins to leverage the native I/O adapter drivers within the OS/Hypervisor
      Standard hardware virtualized adapters
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    • How do I add a vHBA?
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    • Pairing a virtual adapter
      Virtensys virtualizes a physical “off the shelf” QLogic 8 Gb HBA
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    • Specify a “Friendly Name”
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    • Confirm changes…
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    • Server to vHBA relationship
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    • “Physical to virtual” mapping
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    • What does the switch fabric see?
      Physical interface from the HBA within the Virtensys VIO-4001 & the associated virtual WWNs (NPIV)
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    • Interfaces available to vSphere
      vSphere sees a dual port QLogic 8 Gb FC HBA
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    • Why do customers deploy Virtensys?
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    • Problem: Not Enough Network…
      As VMware admins drive up the utilization of physical server, by increasing VM density, a given virtualized application’s I/O requirements/needs become more evident.
      The classic approach has been to add multiple 1 Gigabit Ethernet NICs, causing additional management complexity, cabling issues and problems with not enough PCI slots to meet the I/O needs of the application.
      1GigE pNICs
      iSCSI
      FT
      vMotion
      NFS
      TCP/IP
      vSwitch
      1GigE
      • NICs dedicated for some traffic types e.g. vMotion, IP Storage
      • Bandwidth assured by dedicated physical NICs
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    • Solution: Virtualized I/O for vSphere
      Virtualized 10 GigE vNICs
      With Virtensys -- a vSphere host can have access to greater amounts of bandwidth, with fewer cable/complexity, added non-disruptively -- with dedicated and reserved resource allocated per vNIC.
      Additional 10 GbE interfaces can be added effortlessly and leveraged for IP storage traffic, busy vMotion networks, Fault Tolerance (FT) logging and “mission critical” application traffic.
      iSCSI
      FT
      vMotion
      NFS
      TCP/IP
      vSwitch
      10 GigE
      Traffic types compete. Who gets what share of the vmnic?
      • Traffic now converged over two virtualized 10 GbE vNICs
      • Bandwidth control can be applied to guarantee resources for a given vNIC
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    • Customer Reference: Synopsys®
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      • Company: Synopsys
      • Industry/Vertical: Manufacturing
      • Description: Synopsys is a world leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
      • Headquartered: Mountain View, California, and has more than 60 offices located throughout the world
      “Virtensys I/O virtualization systems show good capabilities as we upgrade our infrastructure” HasmukhRanjan, VP of IT for Synopsys
      “We were impressed to see that deploying the VIO-4001 did not require any changes to our existing environment.”
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    • Award-Winning VIO-4000 Series
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      VIO-4001
      Ethernet and FC I/O Virtualization:
      10Gbit Ethernet (10GbE) – up to 4 ports
      8Gbit Fibre Channel (FC) – up to 4 ports
      VIO-4004
      Ethernet I/O Virtualization:
      10Gbit Ethernet (10GbE) – up to 8 ports
      VIO-4008
      10GbE and virtualized DirectAttached Storage (vDAS):
      Through 6Gbit SAS/SATA RAID controllers
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    • Virtensys Management Console
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      Wire once, provision at will:
      Create & assign virtual adapters from standard physical adapters, assign network and storage adapters to servers
      Dynamically allocate bandwidth to virtual adapters
      Create LUNs from consolidated disks and assign to connected servers
      View virtual to physical relationships for virtual I/O connectivity
      Integrates seamlessly with standard data center management interfaces:
      Scriptable command line interface for automation
      SNMP support for data center integration
      Health monitoring:
      IPMI for active system health monitoring
      SNMP traps & alerts, events for monitored components
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    • Virtensys and VM Plugin Demo
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    • Why Deploy VIO-4000 I/O Appliances
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      Virtualizes a server’s I/O:
      Ethernet, Fibre Channel, and DAS (direct attached storage)
      No changes needed:
      …to I/O adapters, servers, O/S’s, applications, device drivers or networks
      Non-disruptive:
      No new network/fabric in the data center
      Uses server-native PCIe interconnect
      Preserve previous investments in people, process and technology
      VIO-4001/4004
      VIO-4008
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    • Summary
      Business is demanding greater IT Agility
      Server and storage virtualization are part of the solution, but not the whole solution
      I/O Virtualization breaks the barriers of static server I/O configuration/provisioning
      Virtensys’ PCIe I/O Virtualization products are the simplest way to deliver IOV and the IT Agility businesses demand
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      Come see ___________
      @ Booth # 1023
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