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Leveraging Virtual I/O to Scale your vSphere Deployment

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  • 1. Virtensys, Inc.
    © Copyright 2005-2011 - Virtensys Proprietary and Confidential
    Leveraging Virtual I/O to Scale your vSphere Deployment
  • 2. 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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  • 3. What’s our focus?
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  • 4. 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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  • 5. Challenges Facing Today’s IT
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    Cause:
    • Overwhelming complexity
    • 6. Reliance on brittle infrastructure
    Typical Effects:
    • Over 70% of IT budgets just “maintaining” status quo
    • 7. 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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  • 8. 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
    • 9. Installing I/O adapters
    • 10. Switch port configuration
    • 11. HBA firmware updates
    N = 300
    Source: VMware / Bredin Business Information, Inc., 12/09
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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Business as usual…
    How is I/O connectivity managed in the typical data center?
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  • 14. Corporate Network
    LAN / WAN/ SAN
    Access Switches
    Typical Traditional Deployment:
    • Multiple I/O adapters / servers
    • 15. Multiple network and storage cables per server
    • 16. Multiple network and storage switches per rack
    • 17. Multiple points of physical & logical management/maintenance
    Traditional Deployment
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  • 18. Raising the bar…
    How will we manage I/O connectivity in the future? Improving and moving beyond “business as usual”…
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  • 19. Corporate Network
    LAN / WAN / SAN
    IOV Appliance
    Virtensys IOV Appliance Deployment Process:
    • Physical traditional I/O adapters are removed
    • 20. A fewer number of high powered interfaces are virtualized within the Virtensys IOV Appliance
    • 21. A simple, low power, low profile PCIe extender card is inserted into the servers
    • 22. 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)
    • 23. 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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  • 25. VIO-4000 Series Architecture
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    1-16 servers
    Industry standard I/O adapters:
    • Fibre Channel HBA 2/4/8 Gb
    • 26. 10 Gigabit Ethernet
    • 27. SAS/SATA Disk adapters
    • 28. 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
    • 29. PCIe cable connect
    • 30. PCIe Gen 2
    Selection of I/O adapters
  • 31. 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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  • 32. How do you connect servers to the VIO-4000?
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  • 33. 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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  • 34. How do I add a vHBA?
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  • 35. Pairing a virtual adapter
    Virtensys virtualizes a physical “off the shelf” QLogic 8 Gb HBA
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  • 36. Specify a “Friendly Name”
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  • 37. Confirm changes…
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  • 38. Server to vHBA relationship
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  • 39. “Physical to virtual” mapping
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  • 40. 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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  • 41. Interfaces available to vSphere
    vSphere sees a dual port QLogic 8 Gb FC HBA
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  • 42. Why do customers deploy Virtensys?
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  • 43. 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
    • 44. Bandwidth assured by dedicated physical NICs
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  • 45. 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
    • 46. Bandwidth control can be applied to guarantee resources for a given vNIC
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  • 47. Customer Reference: Synopsys®
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    • Company: Synopsys
    • 48. Industry/Vertical: Manufacturing
    • 49. Description: Synopsys is a world leader in Electronic Design Automation (EDA)
    • 50. 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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  • 51. 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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  • 52. 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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  • 53. Virtensys and VM Plugin Demo
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  • 54. 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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  • 55. 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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